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Strong earthquake in Nepal sends tremors through India
- Web Desk
- Oct 03, 2023
NEW DELHI: A significant earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter Scale originating in Nepal sent powerful tremors across northern India, including Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh, during Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS).
Within a span of approximately half an hour, two separate tremors were experienced, with the first registering a magnitude of 4.6 and the second, more substantial tremor at 6.2. The NCS confirmed that the earthquake’s epicenter was in Nepal, with the first tremor occurring at 2:15 pm and the second at 2:51 pm.
The intensity of the tremors prompted residents to evacuate buildings, with the shaking lasting for over a minute.
In a related context, Dutch researcher Frank Hoogerbeets, known for his earthquake predictions based on celestial alignments, posted on X about the possibility of an earthquake originating near Pakistan.
He highlighted atmospheric fluctuations observed in parts of and near Pakistan on September 30 as a potential indicator of an impending stronger tremor. However, Hoogerbeets cautioned that certainty regarding such predictions is challenging to establish.