An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 on the Richter scale hit the north-northeast of Lucknow in the early hours of Saturday, the National Center for Seismology (NCS) informed.
The earthquake occurred at 1.12 am on Saturday. The depth of the earthquake was 82 km below the ground.
“Earthquake of magnitude:5.2 occurred on 20-08-2022, 01:12:47 IST, Lat: 28.07 and Long: 81.25, Depth: 82 Km, Location: 139 km NNE of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh,” tweeted the National Center for Seismology. There were no reports of loss of life, they said.
According to the National Centre for Seismology, the earthquake struck at 1.12 am. Its epicenter was in Nepal’s Bahraich district at a depth of 82 km
Earlier on Friday, mild tremors were felt in the Pithoragarh area of Uttarakhand which was hit by an earthquake of 3.6 magnitudes on the Richter Scale. The earthquake occurred at 12:55 pm.
“Earthquake of Magnitude:3.6, Occurred on 19-08-2022, 12:55:55 IST, Lat: 29.96 & Long: 80.12, Depth: 5 Km, Location: 43km NNW of Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand,” the NCS tweeted.
Another earthquake of magnitude 3.1 on the Richter Scale hit South-Southwest of Jammu and Kashmir’s Hanley village, the NCS said.
A day ago, mild tremors were reported in the Pithoragarh area of Uttarakhand which was hit by an earthquake of 3.6 magnitudes on the Richter Scale. The earthquake occurred at 12:55 pm. In Jammu and Kashmir too, an earthquake of magnitude 3.1 on the Richter Scale hit the South-Southwest part of the Hanley village, the NCS said. Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district was hit by an earthquake of magnitude 3.1 on Friday.
Earthquakes with a magnitude of about 2.0 or less are usually called microearthquakes; they are not commonly felt by people. Earthquakes between 3.0 to 3.9 are termed ‘minor’ and do not have the intensity to cause any damage. Shocks in the range of 4.0 to 4.9 are called ‘light earthquakes’, whereas those between 5 to 6 magnitudes can cause moderate damage in populated areas. Earthquakes above 7 cause severe destruction and loss of life over large areas.