6.3-magnitude quake rocks northern India

13 February 2021, New Delhi

An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale has rocked the central Asia.

According to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), the tremors were recorded at 10:31 pm (local time) on Thursday with its epicenter roughly in Amritsar.

Strong tremors were felt across the northern plains, including in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Indian capital city New Delhi. No immediate loss of life or damage to property has been reported so far.

According to the revised estimate, the earthquake was found to have occurred at a depth of 74 km below the earth’s surface at a longitude of 38 degrees north and 73.58 degrees east.

Earlier, on February 8, a 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck Jammu and Kashmir. On February 2 and 3, two earthquakes measuring 4.2 and 4.5 on the Richter scale were recorded by NSC in Ladakh.

(With inputs from Times of India)

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