India’s Capital New Delhi sleep was disrupted by an earthquake, which had its epicentre at Khaptad National Park in the Doti district, and happened around 2.12 a.m., according to the National Seismological Center.
Authorities said that a strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake that slammed west Nepal early on November 9 left at least six people dead and five more injured.
The earthquake, which had its epicentre at Khaptad National Park in the Doti district, happened around 2.12 a.m., according to the National Seismological Centre.
Northern India feels Nepal Earthquake Tremors
Police deputy superintendent The District Police Office in Doti’s interim chief, Bhola Bhatta, said that all of the fatalities were caused by falling pieces of the earthquake-damaged homes.
The epicentre of the 6.3 magnitude earthquake, which occurred at 1.57 a.m., was located in Nepal, some 90 km east-southeast of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS). For the past few days, the area has been witnessing quakes of smaller magnitude.
The epicenter was in Nepal, according to the National Center for Seismology. ”Earthquake of Magnitude:6.3, Occurred on 09-11-2022, 01:57:24 IST, Lat: 29.24 & Long: 81.06, Depth: 10 Km, Location: Nepal,” the NCS tweeted.
The bigger earthquake that rattled western Nepal was preceded by two smaller ones, one of 5.7 magnitude on November 8 at 9.07 p.m. and another of 4.1 magnitude at 9.56 p.m. It claimed that the epicentre was the same.
North India as a whole, encompassing Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, as well as Delhi and its suburbs of Gurugram and Ghaziabad, felt the tremors.
On Twitter, a lot of people posted videos of themselves and their neighbours huddling around their phones, racing out of their houses, trying to figure out what had occurred and where the epicentre was. In one video, a chandelier was moving.
Lying on bed i felt like baby is kicking inside my stomach, one Twitter user wrote.
I’m just 80km away from the centre of this earthquake … I tell you guys … I was in deep sleep firstly i thought im dreaming … My table started hitting the wall … Almeerah making sound …im in king size bed it was like pendulum .. It was for alteast 50 to 70 seconds
“I’m just 80 km away from the centre of this earthquake… I tell you guys … I was in deep sleep. My table started hitting the wall…Almirah made sound…and my bed shook… It was for at least 50 to 70 seconds,” posted one user Dinesh Sharma, who said he is based in Pilibhit near the border.
Neha Yadav, another Twitter user said, she had been in Delhi for four years and had never felt such tremors.
A 4.5 magnitude earthquake had struck Uttarakhand on November 6 with the epicenter 17 km east-southeast of Uttarkashi.