On Tuesday, there was a significant earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 that shook New Delhi and parts of Nepal, as reported by Indian media.
According to initial assessments from India’s National Center for Seismology, the earthquake’s depth was measured at 5 kilometers, and its epicenter was located in Nepal.
However, the Solar System Geometry Survey (SSGS) reported that the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.7 and a depth of 7 kilometers.
Hey Delhi people!
We hope you all are safe. Please come out of your buildings to a safe spot, but do not panic.
DO NOT USE ELEVATORS!
For any emergency help, dial 112.#earthquake
— Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) October 3, 2023
The Hindustan Times mentioned that the earthquake lasted for more than 40 seconds, causing panic among residents who hurriedly left their homes.
Additionally, NDTV reported two earthquakes in Nepal, one with a magnitude of 4.6 and another with a magnitude of 6.2, occurring within a span of 25 minutes. The first earthquake struck Nepal at 2:25 pm, followed by the second at 2:50 pm. These tremors were also felt in areas like Lucknow, Hapur, and Amroha in Uttar Pradesh, as well as parts of Uttarakhand.
Earthquake of Magnitude:6.2, Occurred on 03-10-2023, 14:51:04 IST, Lat: 29.39 & Long: 81.23, Depth: 5 Km ,Location:Nepal for more information Download the BhooKamp App https://t.co/rBpZF2ctJG @ndmaindia @KirenRijiju @Indiametdept @Dr_Mishra1966 @Ravi_MoES pic.twitter.com/tOduckF0B9
— National Center for Seismology (@NCS_Earthquake) October 3, 2023
In response to the situation, the Delhi police advised citizens not to use elevators and instructed them to leave buildings for their safety.
Interestingly, a day before this earthquake, a Dutch research organization had predicted a powerful earthquake along the Chaman fault line in Balochistan, Pakistan.
However, it’s worth noting that many scientists, seismologists, and geologists have disputed the claims made by the Dutch institute regarding this prediction.