After strong tremors in Delhi, 4.3-magnitude earthquake jolts Uttarakhand

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An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 on the Richter scale was recorded in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh in the wee hours of Wednesday.

This comes after Nepal was struck with an earthquake of 6.3-magnitude at 1.57 am early Wednesday. The tremors were also felt across parts of Delhi-NCR.

The earthquake jolts were felt with an intensity of 5 km depth below the ground in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh.

“Earthquake of Magnitude:4.3, Occurred on 09-11-2022, 06:27:13 IST, Lat: 29.87 & Long: 80.49, Depth: 5 Km, Location: Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, India,” the National Center for Seismology (NCS) tweeted.

The earthquake of magnitude 6.3 occurred at 1.57 am on Wednesday, whose epicenter was Dipayal in Nepal’s Doti district, and the depth of the earthquake was 10 km below the ground, said National Center for Seismology.

“Earthquake of Magnitude:6.3, Occurred on 09-11-2022, 01:57:24 IST, Lat: 29.24 & Long: 81.06, Depth: 10 Km, Location: Nepal,” National Center for Seismology tweeted.

The death toll from a house collapse incident in Nepal followed by subsequent tremors rose to six on Wednesday, local police informed.

Chief District Officer of Doti, Kalpana Shrestha informed over the phone that five injured are being taken to the hospital.

“Five injured are being taken to the hospital. Dozens of house has been damaged with landslides at various locations across the district,” she said.

As per the officials, among the deceased are one female and two children. However, the identities of casualties are yet to be ascertained.

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