Moderate Earthquake jolts North India - Richter Scale of 5.7-magnitude reported | Assam Journal

Moderate Earthquake jolts North India - Richter Scale of 5.7-magnitude reported

An earthquake measuring 5.7-magnitude in Richter scale was reported today on 4th April, 2011 in North India which had its epicenter in the Indo-Nepal border. Tremors were felt in various places including Ghaziabad, Noida and Delhi at the evening time around 05:03 p.m. There are no casualties so far due to the earthquake and no damage of any kind is reported from any place arising out of it. Mild tremors were also experienced in few other places such as Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Haryana, Jaipur and Punjab.

Some people had opined that they did not even realize that there was any tremors during the said period of time as they were outdoors while others who had been working in multi-storeyed buildings experienced rattlings of glass panels and other objects which prompted them to rush downstairs for their safety.

The latitude and longitude is said to be 29.6 degree north and 80.8 degree east near Uttarakhand by the director of seismology department and had remarked that the same was a moderate earthquake with no damage done to the life and property of the people. It lasted for around 25-28 seconds approximately and had ofcourse created some amount panic among the people who reacted promptly to ensure their safety by rushing out of their buildings.

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) had said that the atomic power stations were all safe and had not been effected by the mild tremors. This was one of the greatest concerns among the people after the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster in Japan and many doubted as to how safe is the nuclear facility in India from such disaster caused by natural calamities.

However, at the end of the day the earthquake in North India having 5.7-magnitude turned out to be quite harmless and has not been destructive in any manner which is a matter of relief to one and all of us.