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Earthquake of 3.8 Magnitude Strikes Delhi-NCR

The earthquake's epicenter was located in Jhajjar, Haryana

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Russell Chattaraj
Russell Chattaraj
Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

INDIA: On the first day of the new year, Sunday, Delhi and the neighbouring territories felt earthquake vibrations. No injuries or property damage were reported.

According to the National Center for Seismology, an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 was felt in Delhi and the adjacent territories on Sunday morning.

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“A 3.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the nation’s capital and the nearby areas occurred at around 1.19 am. The earthquake’s epicenter was located in Jhajjar, Haryana, and it had a depth of 5 kilometres,” the National Center for Seismology said in a statement. 

National Center for Seismology (NCS) is Indian government’s principal agency for observing earthquake activity.

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The Delhi-NCR experienced earthquake tremors earlier on November 12. The earthquake that struck Nepal on November 12 at around 7:57 p.m. measured 5.4 on the Richter scale, according to the National Center for Seismology (NCS).

This happened just a few days after the 3.4-magnitude earthquake in Tura, Meghalaya. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 kilometers. Arunachal Pradesh had had a 3.8-magnitude earthquake the day before.

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A devastating earthquake that struck Indonesia in the same month killed hundreds of people. The town of Cianjur sustained substantial damage as a result of the earthquake, which also buried at least one village in a landslide in West Java, the province with the highest population in Indonesia.

Also Read: Strong 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Solomon Islands 

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  • Russell Chattaraj

    Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

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