Early on Thursday morning earthquake with magnitude of 3.2 hit Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand, India. This information comes from India’s National Center for Seismology organization that monitors such events.
The exact spot where earthquake started known the epicenter was located 33 kilometers north-northwest of Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand. This means it happened quite close to this region. The quake occurred at 3:49 am Indian Standard Time indicating it was in early hours of the day.
Depth of Earthquake in Uttarakhand
In terms of depth earthquake originated 5 kilometers below the Earth’s surface. To put this into perspective, earthquakes can happen at different depths beneath the ground. When we say it occurred at depth of 5 kilometers it means the shaking started about 5 kilometers deep within the Earth.
Earthquakes are natural occurrences caused by movement of tectonic plates beneath the Earth’s surface. While this earthquake had relatively low magnitude, it’s reminder of the geological activity in the region. Thankfully, in this case, it was minor event, but it’s testament to the importance of ongoing monitoring and preparedness efforts to keep communities safe in earthquake-prone areas.