5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Shocks Nepal, India Tremors

Strong earthquake shakes hit the National Capital Region (NCR) on Tuesday afternoon. It caused panic among local residents. An earthquake measuring 5.8 magnitude on the Richter Scale hit Nepal at 2:28 PM, and the tremors lasted for around 10-15 seconds and were felt at around 2:30 pm. Many people rushed out of their homes and offices in fear. Several social media users posted videos of household objects and ceiling fans shaking during the tremors.

Earthquake in Nepal

Initial reports indicate that Deharadun, the capital of Uttarkhand, experienced tremors. Other districts such as Pithorgarh and Almora also experienced tremors. However, there have been no reports of damage to life or property thus far. The National Centre of Seismology later confirmed that the epicenter of the earthquake was located in Nepal.
This is not the first time that the region has experienced earthquake tremors in recent weeks. A moderate-intensity earthquake jolted Afghanistan’s Fayzabad on January 5th. Parts of Pakistan and India, including Delhi and NCR felt strong tremors. It caused by a moderate-intensity earthquake that jolted Afghanistan’s Fayzabad on January 5th. Similarly, an earthquake of magnitude 3.8 hit Haryana’s Jhajjar on January 1st and caused strong tremors to shake Delhi-NCR.

 

On Tuesday, relatively some shakes in the ground reminded us of the importance of being prepared for potential earthquakes. It is important for residents to familiarize themselves with emergency procedures. It is also important to have an emergency kit ready in case of a natural disaster. The National Center for Seismology (NCS) is the agency of the Government of India for keeping track of earthquake activity in the country. Residents can stay informed by following their updates.

 

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