Earthquake with 4.3 magnitude strikes Uttarakhand, hours after Nepal quake

Updated on Nov 09, 2022 10:11 AM IST

The quake occurred after Nepal was hit by a relatively stronger earthquake of 6.3 magnitude, the tremors for which were also felt across parts of Delhi-NCR.

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By, New Delhi

Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh was struck by a 4.3-magnitude earthquake early on Wednesday. The quake occurred after Nepal was hit by a relatively stronger earthquake of 6.3 magnitude, the tremors for which were also felt across parts of Delhi-NCR.

"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 jolts were felt with an intensity of 5km depth below the ground in Uttarkhand's Pithoragarh.

The Nepal earthquake occurred at 1.57am on Wednesday whose epicentre was Dipayal in Nepal's Doti district and the depth of the earthquake was 10km below the ground, the National Center for Seismology said. Six people have died so far in a house collapse incident that came after subsequent tremors jolted the Himalayan nation. Chief district officer of Doti, Kalpana Shrestha, told ANI that five injured were taken to a 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.

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

(With agency inputs)

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