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Moderate Tremor hits NCR and Nearby Areas Late in the Night

The number of moderate to severe earthquakes in the last week had many people worried

Moderate Tremor hits NCR and Nearby Areas Late in the Night

Sentinel Digital Desk

NEW DELHI: An earthquake jolted the National Capital Region of India late on the night of Sunday. It caused a lot of panic in certain parts of the region, especially those with many high-rise buildings.

The National Center for Seismology reported an earthquake of moderate intensity at 3:42 AM on November 14. The epicentre of the earthquake has been said to be 145 kilometres from Amritsar in Punjab. And the depth of the seismic activity has been marked to be around 120 kilometres below the ground level.

"Earthquake of Magnitude:4.1, Occurred on 14-11-2022, 03:42:27 IST, Lat: 31.95 & Long: 73.38, Depth: 120 Km ,Location: 145km WNW of Amritsar, Punjab, India," mentioned the official handle of the National Center for Seismology on Twitter.

According to reports, smaller tremors were felt in the same region in the past few days. But the high-intensity earthquake that took place in Nepal in the last week was the cause of fear for many people in the region. An earthquake of 6.3 intensity on the Richter Scale hit the neighbouring country on November 9. Several people had died in the event and tremors were felt even in the capital of India. On November 12, the country was hit by another moderately high-intensity earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter Scale.

New Delhi falls in the Zone IV of the seismological map of the country meaning that it may have a moderately high risk of earthquakes. Punjab comes partially in Zone III and partially in Zone IV. But major parts of Nepal along with the Northeastern region of India come in the Zone V, which is constantly at risk of high-intensity earthquakes.

A moderate earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter Scale hit the bordering region of India and China in Arunachal Pradesh on November 10.

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