6.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Amritsar, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR, across north India | Live Updates

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A 6.1 magnitude earthquake rocked Amritsar’s Punjab while strong tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh for several seconds on Friday night. So far, no reports of any damage have surfaced. As per reports, 6.1 magnitude earthquake occurred at 22:34:40 (IST), Lat: 31.57, Long: 75.09. The dept of the quake was 10 kms.

Strong earthquake rocks Amritsar, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR, North India | Live Updates

  • Speaking to India TV, people in Himachal Bhawan in Delhi felt tremors for nearly 30-40 seconds. They rushed towards an open area as soon as they realised it was an earthquake, people said who were present in the Himachal Bhawan.
  • The Delhi-NCR region is very peculiar with regard to seismic activities. It has several faultlines that generate earthquakes, but it also feels the impact of quakes that are epicentred as far as the Hindukush mountains in Afghanistan and even in Nepal.
  • The national capital falls under seismic zone IV – a very high-risk zone. India is divided into four seismic zones — II, III, IV and V — according to the increasing intensity and frequency of earthquakes.

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