On Monday, Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh experienced earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale. The quake’s epicenter was reported to be 40 kilometers northeast of Pithoragarh, with a depth of 5 kilometers. A similar event took place on Sunday in Haryana’s Faridabad, with a magnitude of 3.1. The epicenter was located 9 kilometers east of Faridabad, striking at a depth of 10 kilometers.
Earthquake of Magnitude:4.0, Occurred on 16-10-2023, 09:11:40 IST, Lat: 29.86 & Long: 80.61, Depth: 5 Km ,Location: 48km NE of Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, India for more information Download the BhooKamp App https://t.co/N2CgIIptvU@KirenRijiju @Ravi_MoES @ndmaindia @Dr_Mishra1966 pic.twitter.com/z4FeNRBoqh
— National Center for Seismology (@NCS_Earthquake) October 16, 2023
Impact of Nepal’s 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake on Northern India
Earlier, on October 4, Nepal was struck by a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2. The tremors were felt across northern India, including Delhi, the National Capital Region, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh. This event was followed by two aftershocks, measuring 3.6 and 3.1 in magnitude, occurring within a 10-kilometer radius of the main quake.
Public Safety and Preparedness Measures Amidst Seismic Concerns
These occurrences have raised concerns among residents, especially those in high-rise buildings, leading to moments of panic and evacuation. It’s a reminder of the unpredictable nature of earthquakes and the importance of being prepared for such natural disasters. Authorities are closely monitoring the situation, emphasizing the need for public awareness and safety measures in earthquake-prone areas.