Meghalaya felt the tremors as the National Center for Seismology recorded an earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale late on Sunday night around 11.28 pm. The earthquake measured around 10 km deep into the ground. The rippling effects of the Earthquake in Meghalaya were felt in Delhi –NCR as well.
Earthquake in Meghalaya causing a shaky start to the New Year
The New Year seemed to be a little on the shaky side as a minor earthquake was felt in Meghalaya, 60 kms East-North-East of Nongpoh. The rippled effects of the tremor were felt in Delhi-NCR as well during the same time as confirmed by the National Center for Seismology. It measured 3.22 on the Richter scale in Meghalaya but was a little more severe in and around Delhi measuring 3.8 on the scale. Needless to say, panic ensued among those who felt the vibrations, with the epicenter of the earthquake in Jhajjar, Haryana. However, no casualties or property damages were reported from Meghalaya or Delhi and its surrounding areas. This was the second instance in as many months that the capital city and its surrounding areas felt the tremors, the last one being felt on 12 November 2022, which measured 5.4 on the Richter scale. This was in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake that struck Indonesia and killed hundreds.
Kargil felt the tremors too
Even the snow covered hills of Kargil got jolted on the first evening of the New Year around 6.30 pm which measured around 4.2 on the Richter scale. As confirmed by the National Center for Seismology, it seemed to have occurred around 150 km below the ground. The vibrations in Kargil were followed by the late night Earthquake in Meghalaya and the National Capital Region.
The last few days had been a little “shaky” as similar quakes were felt in Nashik on December 30, 2022, which measured 2.6 on the Richter scale. However, Seismologists have not yet sounded the alarm bell of any grave disaster in near future yet.
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