Earthquake measuring 4 hits North India, epicentre in Baghpat

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 20 February 2019, 08:57 AM
No damage to life or property was reported.
No damage to life or property was reported.

Earthquake tremors measuring 4 on the Richter Scale was felt across Delhi-NCR and other parts of North India at 7.59 am on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was reported to be Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh. No damage to life or property was reported.

Earlier in the day, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported the epicentre of the earthquake was 4 km off Kofarnihon in Tajikistan. The depth of the quake is said to be 10 km, as per USGS reports. Unconfirmed reports say that tremors were felt as far as Maharashtra coastline.

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake also hit Indonesia on Wednesday. The epicentre was 131 km West of Kota Ternate, Indonesia and the depth was recorded at 36.4 km.

On February 8, a powerful 5.6 magnitude earthquake jolted Delhi-NCR, parts of north India and Jammu and Kashmir.

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale had hit Jammu and Kashmir on Monday morning, according to the ANI. Light tremors were also reported from the adjacent areas. However, no casualty or damage to property was reported. On February 12, an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale hit the Bay of Bengal, according to the US Geological Survey. Light tremors were also felt in Chennai where people took to social media to report the quake. However, no casualty or damage to property was reported.

New age earthquake forecasting website Ditrianum, run by researcher Frank Hoogerbeets, has predicted that a planetary alignment within the solar system on January 29 and 30 will cause widespread destruction Earth as it will trigger major quakes in the second two weeks of February. This is because the “positions of Uranus and Neptune: are tugging on the Earth’s tectonic plates, increasing tension which will eventually be unleashed, said the researcher. According to a report by Express, Mars is moving in line with Uranus and Neptune on either side of our planet, causing a gravitational tug-of-war in our galactic neighbourhood.

First Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 08:02 AM
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