Strong earthquake tremors were felt in several parts of northern India, including Delhi-NCR, Punjab and Haryana today. Four quakes — the highest being 6.2 magnitude — originated in Nepal
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Strong tremors were felt in several parts of northern India, including Delhi and its surrounding areas, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, on Tuesday afternoon after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck western Nepal.
Two of the four earthquake — the first of 4.6 magnitude and the second with a magnitude of 6.2 — occurred within a span of nearly half an hour. The origin of all the four earthquakes, stretching for an hour, were in Nepal, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS).
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The first earthquake was reported at 2:25 pm at a depth of 10 km while the second one occurred at 2:51 pm at a depth of 5 km, the NCS said.
Two more quakes (magnitude 3.6 and 3.1) hit the same region at a depth of 15 km and 10 km at 3:06 pm and 3:19 pm, respectively.
Several people rushed out of their homes and offices
The Delhi Police urged residents not to panic. “We hope you all are safe. Please come out of your buildings to a safe spot, but do not panic. Do not use elevators! For any emergency help, dial 112,” it said in a post on X.
Earlier, Frank Hoogerbeets, a Dutch researcher who had predicted the devastating earthquakes that hit Turkiye and Syria earlier this year, posted on X about the probability of a a quake that could originate near Pakistan .His tweet came on Monday.
“On September 30, we recorded atmospheric fluctuations that included parts of and near Pakistan. This is correct. It can be an indicator of an upcoming stronger tremor (as was the case with Morocco). But we cannot say with certainty that it will happen,” the scientist, who is renowned for his earthquake predictions based on celestial alignments, wrote on X.
Hoogerbeets, a researcher at the Solar System Geometry Survey (SSGEOS), said atmospheric fluctuations were reported in parts of and near Pakistan. He said this was an “indicator of an upcoming stronger tremor”.