Haryana’s Sonipat Hit By Earthquake With 3.0 Magnitude, No Casualties Or Damage Reported

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Haryana’s Sonipat Hit By Earthquake With 3.0 Magnitude, No Casualties Or Damage Reported

An earthquake rocked Sonipat, Haryana, early on Sunday morning. With a Richter value of 3.0, the earthquake shook the whole area. The National Centre for Seismology (NCS) reports that the earthquake vibrations were felt at approximately four in the morning.

Haryana’s Sonipat Hit By Earthquake

The epicenter of the earthquake, according to the NCS, was five kilometers below the surface in Sonipat, at latitude 29.15 degrees north and longitude 76.97 degrees east. As of right now, no reports of fatalities or property damage exist.

A few days prior, significant tremors were felt throughout north India, including Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh, following an earthquake of a magnitude of 6.2 that shook western Nepal. This was the strongest earthquake that shook the country in a series of later ones.

The National Centre for Seismology (NCS) reports that on Monday, November 20, an earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter Scale struck Maharashtra’s Hingoli. At 5:09 am, an earthquake with a depth of 5 kilometers occurred.

Previously, on Sunday, November 19, an earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale occurred in the Andaman Sea within the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS).
The NCS stated that the earthquake struck the area at 7:36 p.m. at a depth of 120 km.

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Series Of Quakes In Nepal

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The Delhi-NCR region, on October 15, witnessed  an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.1 that struck Faridabad, Haryana.

Earlier that day, on October 3, a sequence of earthquakes that shook Nepal over several hours. This caused strong shaking in several parts of northern India, including Delhi and its surroundings. The strongest quake of all of them measured 6.2 on the Richter scale.

The 6.2-magnitude earthquake came with memories from the past with terrifying memories of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the country’s capital, Kathmandu, in 2015.

Significant damage has been done to a number of buildings in the west Nepali district of Bajhang, which is near Uttarakhand. 

Many things happened cecause of the effect of the earthquake that occurred at a depth of only five kilometers. This includes homes that have collapsed, portions of buildings that have disintegrated, and numerous more that have developed severe fractures. Large fissures revealed the structural frameworks of several structures. (As per India Today)

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We hope everyone is safe.

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