New Delhi [India], October 3 (ANI): The National Centre for Seismology said they have recorded two aftershocks after two earthquakes of magnitude 6.2 and 4.6 struck Western Nepal, a zone near Uttarakhand, in quick succession on Tuesday afternoon.
The earth-quake monitoring nodal agency further informed that tremors were reported from Delhi, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Jaipur and Ahmedabad.
Sanjay Kumar Prajapati, scientist at National Centre for Seismology told ANI, "The earthquake hit western Nepal, which is a zone near our Uttarakhand region...This was a 6.2 magnitude earthquake at a shallow depth of 5 km. We have recorded two aftershocks...In the Delhi region, the magnitude was 3...""We have received responses from people that it was felt in Uttarakhand, Punjab, Delhi, Lucknow region, and Jaipur region. A few people in the Ahmedabad region are also telling us that they felt it there..." the official said.
Two earthquakes of magnitude 6.2 and 4.6 on the Richter Scale struck Nepal on Tuesday, with tremors felt in large parts of India, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) reported.
The two tremors were felt within less than half an hour time. The first quake occured at 14:25:52 IST, followed by another at 14:51:04 IST.
"Earthquake of Magnitude:4.6, Occurred on 03-10-2023, 14:25:52 IST, Lat: 29.37Long: 81.22, Depth: 10 Km, Location: Nepal," the NCS wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
The depth of the first quake (4.6 magnitude) was found to be 10 km whereas the second (6.2 magnitude) was found to be 5 km.
"Earthquake of Magnitude:6.2, Occurred on 03-10-2023, 14:51:04 IST, Lat: 29.39Long: 81.23, Depth: 5 Km ,Location:Nepal," the posted on X.
No casualties or damages have been reported as of yet. (ANI)