1. 4.4 magnitude earthquake hits Haryana, shakes Delhi-NCR

4.4 magnitude earthquake hits Haryana, shakes Delhi-NCR

Delhi NCR and parts of northern India were hit by an earthquake in the early hours of Thursday. The earthquake hit at around 4.30 am.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: November 17, 2016 11:55 AM
The earthquake was of a medium intensity measuring 4.2 on the Richter Scale. (Source: IE) The earthquake was of a medium intensity measuring 4.2 on the Richter Scale. (Source: IE)

Several parts of Delhi and other parts of northern India were hit by an earthquake in the early hours of Thursday. Tremors hit at around 4.30 am. It was of a medium intensity measuring 4.4 on the Richter Scale. According to the USGS, the epicentre of the quake was 13 km south-east of Bawal in Haryana and had a depth of 10km. Although, strong tremors were felt, no loss of life has yet been reported. Many people also tweeted about the earthquake even though the tremor hit early in the morning.

Last Tuesday, earthquake measuring 5 on richter scale had rocked the north east part of the country. Tremors had rocked north-eastern states at 7.40 am. It had its epicentre in Karimganj district of Assam near bordering Bangladesh.

States of Meghalaya, Assam, Tripura, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland,  and Manipur  are considered sixth major earthquake-prone area in the world. An earthquake of 6.8 had rocked West Bengal, Bihar and Assam last August, which had its epicentre in Myanmar. The same month, tremors with its epicentre in Haryana was felt in parts of Delhi which had of 3.7 magnitude.

 

 

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