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A 6.3 Earthquake 450 KM From India Hit Delhi And Punjab

Delhi and surrounding areas felt strong tremors of earthquake at 10:31 IST on Friday. The tremors were so strong that they made people step out of their homes but no loss of life or property was reported.

Where was the epicenter of the earthquake?

The National Center of Seismology of India said in its bulletin that the epicenter of the earthquake was 450 km from Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. It was in Tajikistan. It was a 6.3 magnitude quake and it occurred at a depth of 74 km from the surface.

Strong tremors in Delhi

The strong earthquake sent strong shock tremors to North India. In Delhi, people felt the tremors for several seconds. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that earthquake tremors felt in Delhi and that he was praying for safety of Delhi people.

Tremors felt in Punjab

The strong tremors prompted people to rush out of their homes in Amritsar and other parts of Punjab. The shock waves were so strong that Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had to spoke to the police commissioner to inquire about safety of people, said CM’s spokesperson.

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More Bodies Found In The Quake Hit Indonesia

Rescue operation in the quake hit Indonesia is on the full swing with more bodies retrieved from under the debris. A total of 56 lives were lost due to 6.2 magnitude earthquake. Military engineers are working hard to make way for relief goods.

Relief work reaches to the hardest hit places

Raditya Jati, spokesperson to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency’s spokesperson, said that Mamuju and the neighboring district of Majene on Sulawesi island were the hardest-hit places by the quake that left 47 dead in Mamuju and 9 in Majene. Also, over 800 were injured and thousands were left homeless. According to agency data, the quake damaged 415 homes in Majene and forced over 15,000 people to shelter homes.

The provincial capital city of Mamuju had debris all over. The quake brought the governor’s building and a shopping mall down to earth. Also, the two hospitals suffered damages.

Relief reaches the worst hit places

The army corps engineers managed to reopen ruptured roads to allow relief goods to reach the devasted cities. More heavy equipment reached the hardest hit cities allowing the army engineers to allow road connectivity. They even built a damaged bridge to provide quick access to relief workers.

Earlier quakes

Indonesia is frequented by earthquakes due to its location in the Ring Of Fire in the Pacific Ocean. It was recently hit by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in 2018. It devasted the Palu City killing over 4,000 people. An even bigger 9.1 magnitude quake hit Indonesia in 2004. It killed 230,000 people in different countries.

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Delhi Gets Repeated Quakes Starting April

Two earthquakes sent tremors across Delhi NCR in late evening on Friday. While the first quake was of a medium intensity, the second was a low intensity. The epicenter was of the quake was Rohtak in Haryana that is approximately 60 km from Delhi.

First quake

It occurred around 9:08 pm and it measured 4.5 magnitude on Richter scale. The National Centre for Seismology (NCS) recorded that the quake happened at a depth of 5 km in the epicenter. Tremor of this quake were felt across the national capital and the adjoining areas including Noida.

Second quake

It occurred within a span of one hour of the first quake. But it was a low intensity quake. The second earthquake occurred at 10 pm and it was measured 2.9 on the Richter scale. The NCS said that it was a low intensive quake with the epicenter in Rohtak in Haryana.

Could Delhi withstand quakes?

Quakes of less than 5 magnitude could cause damage only in the areas where structures are weak or compromised. But quakes of more than magnitudes could cause large-scale damage. India is divided into different seismic zones with Zones IV and V lying in high intensity areas. Delhi falls in Zone IV of the seismic … Read the rest