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The footage is from Peshawar, where people came out of their homes after the earthquake.
A strong earthquake occurred in the Hindukush region of Afghanistan at 2:20 pm on Thursday. Due to this, tremors were felt from Islamabad, Rawalpindi in Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir, Jaipur to Delhi-NCR in India.
According to the National Center for Seismology, the intensity of the earthquake was measured at 6.1. Its center was about 220 kilometers below the ground in Hindukush. At present there is no news of any kind of damage.
According to the National Center for Seismology, the epicenter of the earthquake was in Afghanistan. Its tremors were felt in many cities of North India including Delhi.
An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude occurred in Nepal on November 4.
On November 4, 2023, at 11:32 pm, an earthquake of 6.4 magnitude struck Nepal, killing 157 people. Then apart from Delhi-NCR, tremors were also felt in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and Bihar’s capital Patna. However, there was no loss of life or property in India.
After this, on November 6, earthquake tremors were felt once again in Delhi-NCR at 4.16 pm. Its center was also in Nepal. The intensity was rated 5.6 on the Richter scale. Due to this, tremors were also felt in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Even on November 4, the impact of the Nepal earthquake was felt in Delhi-NCR. People had come out of their homes. (file photo)
Why do earthquakes occur?
Our earth’s surface is mainly made up of 7 big and many small tectonic plates. These plates keep floating continuously and sometimes collide with each other. Many times, due to collision, the corners of the plates bend and when there is too much 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.
Kathmandu had slipped by 10 feet due to the earthquake in 2015.
In 2015, an earthquake of 7.8 magnitude caused huge devastation in Nepal. During this period, about 9 thousand people were killed. This earthquake also spoiled the geography of the country. Tectonic expert James Jackson of the University of Cambridge said that after the earthquake, the ground beneath Kathmandu shifted three meters i.e. about 10 feet towards the south. However, there is no sign of any change in the geography of Everest, the world’s largest mountain peak. This earthquake in Nepal was as powerful as 20 big nuclear bombs.
467 years ago, 8.30 lakh people died in the earthquake that occurred in China.
The most deadly earthquake occurred in China in 1556, in which 8.30 lakh people died. The most dangerous earthquake ever in terms of intensity occurred in Chile on May 22, 1960. Its intensity was 9.5 on the Richter scale. The tsunami caused by this caused terrible devastation in many countries including Southern Chile, Hawaiian Islands, Japan, Philippines, Eastern New Zealand, South-East Australia. 1655 people died in this, while 3000 people were injured.