Earthquake of magnitude 4.3 hits Bikaner, tremors felt across Rajasthan

Updated on Feb 12, 2021 02:22 PM IST

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck 420 km northwest of Bikaner, Rajasthan on Friday.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 struck 420 km northwest of Bikaner, Rajasthan on Friday at 08:01 hours, according to National Centre for Seismology.(File Photo(Representative Image)))
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 struck 420 km northwest of Bikaner, Rajasthan on Friday at 08:01 hours, according to National Centre for Seismology.(File Photo(Representative Image)))
By | Edited by Anjali, New Delhi

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck 420 km northwest of Bikaner, Rajasthan on Friday at 8:01 am on Friday, according to National Centre for Seismology.

The earthquake was 290 kilometre deep. "Earthquake of Magnitude: 4.3, Occurred on 12-02-2021, 08:01:47 IST, Depth: 290 Km, Location: 420km NW of Bikaner, Rajasthan, India", the NCS tweeted.


On Friday, minister of earth sciences Harsh Vardhan said there has been 965 earthquakes last year of magnitude 3 and above in NCR. In reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Vardhan said "possibilities are being explored" to take up pilot study on earthquake early-warning system in collaboration with the United States Geological Survey.

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