Earthquake in Delhi-NCR: Earthquake tremors have been felt in many parts of Delhi NCR. People felt it in Delhi and many surrounding areas. According to the information, its intensity has been measured at 6.6 on the Richter scale. Its center is being told near Afghanistan. Earthquake tremors have been felt by people all over North India. However, there is no news of any damage due to the earthquake in Delhi so far.
Earthquake of Magnitude:6.6, Occurred on 21-03-2023, 22:17:27 IST, Lat: 36.09 & Long: 71.35, Depth: 156 Km ,Location: 133km SSE of Fayzabad, Afghanistan for more information Download the BhooKamp App https://t.co/kFfVI7E1ux@ndmaindia@Indiametdept@moesgoi@PMOIndiapic.twitter.com/sJAUumYDiM
— National Center for Seismology (@NCS_Earthquake) March 21, 2023
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Due to the earthquake, panic spread among the people in some places and people came out of the houses. People came out on the streets in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. People came out of their homes in Srinagar after strong tremors were felt in Jammu and Kashmir.
#WATCH , Uttar Pradesh: People rush out of their houses in Vasundhara, Ghaziabad as strong earthquake tremors felt in several parts of north India. pic.twitter.com/wg4MWB0QdX
— ANI (@ANI) March 21, 2023
Know why earthquake occurs?
The earth is situated on tectonic plates. Beneath it is liquid lava. These plates which keep on floating continuously and collide with each other many times. Due to repeated collisions, many times the corners of the plates get bent and when there is more pressure, these plates start breaking. In such a situation, the energy released from below finds a way out and after this disturbance an earthquake occurs.
How is intensity measured?
Earthquakes are measured with the Richter scale. Richter scale is a mathematical scale to measure the intensity of earthquake waves, it is called Richter Magnitude Test Scale. Earthquakes on the Richter scale are measured on the basis of 1 to 9 from its center i.e. Epicenter. This scale measures the intensity of an earthquake based on the energy released from inside the earth.