Tremors were felt in Delhi NCR on Sunday at 8 pm. The National Center for Seismology has confirmed that it was a 5.4 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal, Uttarakhand and Delhi NCR region. No damage has been reported so far.
“Earthquake strikes Nepal at 19:57 Hrs with a Magnitude of 5.4 and depth of 10km with Epicentre at 212km SE of Joshimath, Uttarakhand,” the center tweeted.
The NSC says that the epicenter of the earthquake lies 85 kilometers south-east of Dharchula in Uttarakhand, 90 kilometers east-south-east of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand and 140 kilometers northeast of Philbit, Uttar Pradesh.
The NCS said that it received more than 260 ‘felt reports on the mobile app. Most of the reports were from Delhi, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Telangana, and West Bengal.
Earlier on Tuesday, another earthquake of 6.3 magnitudes hit Dipayal Silgadhi in western Nepal at 1:57 am in the night. It was so strong that tremors were felt in different parts of India, including Delhi, Vadodara, north of West Bengal and up to Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, in the south.
2 people died and several were injured in Nepal due to the earthquake. Several houses also broke down in the tremors, according to multiple reports there was no news of any damage in India. However, no major injuries took place in India.
The event was thoroughly captured by 85 NCS broadband seismic stations. Due to the event’s location between the Main Central Thrust (MCT) and Main Boundary Thrust (MBT) and protection from the North and South Almora Thrusts (NAT and SAT), which exhibit noticeable structural heterogeneity, this region is particularly prone to triggering the mainshock.