Published on: 2/13/2021

Massive 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Delhi, Noida, Amritsar and Northern India, Epicentre in Tajikistan

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A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on the Richter scale shook several parts of Northern India including Punjab, Haryana, national capital Delhi and adjoining Noida and Ghaziabad. Follow this LIVE Updates for the latest on today's earthquake that jolted Delhi-NCR and Northern India.


Map shows exact epicenter of the earthquake in Tajikistan. Earthquake tremors were felt for many seconds across north India and its capital Delhi-NCR today. Photo Courtesy: USGS

New Delhi: A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on the Richter scale shook several parts of Northern India including Punjab, Haryana, national capital Delhi and adjoining Noida and Ghaziabad.  According to the National Center of Seismology, the earthquake’s intensity was measured 6.3 M on the Richter scale in Amritsar. According to the NCS, the quake took place at 10.34 pm today.”Earthquake of Magnitude:6.1, Occurred on 12-02-2021, 22:34:40 IST, Lat: 31.57 & Long: 75.09, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: 21km ESE of Amritsar, Punjab,” NCS tweeted. However, the USGS said the epicentre of the earthquake was Tajikistan- M 5.9,  35 km W of Murghob.

More reports are being collected but several users in Delhi-Noida-Ghaziabad-Chandigarh and other cities took to Twitter and reported how the earthquake lasted for several minutes. The earthquake was felt at around 10.30 PM. Apart from Delhi-NCR, the quake was also felt across Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and even Rajasthan. “Not since the earthquake of 2005 have the tremors in Srinagar been bad enough to force me out of the house. I grabbed a blanket & ran. I didn’t remember to take my phone & so was unable to tweet “earthquake” while the damn ground was shaking,” Omar Abdullah, tweeted.

Here’s an image from USGS that shows the exact epicentre of today’s earthquake that was felt across the northern India.

ShakeMap: M 5.9 – 35 km W of Murghob, Tajikistan
38.132°N 73.569°E91.6 km depth

  • The tremors continued for several minutes.
  • The earthquake was also reported from Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  • As per updates from National Centre for Seismology, the magnitude of the earthquake was 6.1 on the Richter scale.
  • However, there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to the property as a result of the earthquake.



 
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