Jammu and Kashmir shaken by a 4.0-magnitude earthquake

Published on : Saturday, November 16, 2013

earthquakeJammu and Kashmir was shaken by a 4.0-magnitude earthquake as reported by the US Geological Survey (USGS). The tremors were felt till Delhi.


The epicentre of the earthquake was 43 km north of Ladakh’s capital, Leh according to the USGS.┬áThe earthquake left the residents of Delhi completely shaken.



This comes days after four quakes in three hours brought people in south Delhi rushing out of their homes in the dead of the night earlier this week.



The quakes struck between 12:41 and 03:41 am at regular intervals; the first at 12:41 am had its epicentre near Sainik Farms area in south Delhi and happened at a depth of 10 km below the ground, the MeT office said. It measured 3.1 on the Richter scale.

The second quake, 3.3 in intensity, shook Delhi and its satellite towns at 1:41 am. The epicentre of this quake and two others that followed lay further south – south-east of Manesar beyond Gurgaon in Haryana. The next two quakes, at 1:55 and 3:40 am were of 2.5 and 2.8 magnitude respectively.

Experts described the quakes as mild tremors caused by a re-alignment in fault zones.

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