A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 hit Nepal on Friday night. It caused powerful shaking in northern India, including areas like Delhi-NCR, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh. The earthquake occurred at 11:32 pm and was located about 10 kilometers below the Earth’s surface, as reported by the National Centre for Seismology (NCS).
Officials at the National Earthquake Measurement Centre revealed that the earthquake’s epicenter was in the Lamidanda area of Nepal’s Jajarkot district.
This earthquake is part of a series of recent earthquakes affecting the Delhi-NCR region. Just a few days ago, on October 22, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Nepal, with its epicenter in Dhading. The tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR as well.
On October 15, a 3.1 magnitude earthquake in Haryana sent tremors across Delhi-NCR. Prior to that, on October 3, multiple earthquakes in Nepal, the strongest measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale, caused strong shaking in northern India, including Delhi and its surroundings.
Seismologist Ajay Paul, who formerly worked at the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, noted that the recent earthquake in Nepal happened in an area close to the site of the October 3 quakes. He identified this region as an ‘active energy releasing sector’ in central Nepal. He advised people to stay vigilant and be prepared for potential earthquakes in the future.