Kathmandu, Nepal – On October 3, 2023, at 14:25:52 IST, an earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale rattled the region with its epicenter located in Nepal. While the earthquake’s magnitude was relatively moderate, its impact was widely felt across North India, including Delhi NCR, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.
According to the National Center for Seismology, the earthquake’s epicenter was pinpointed at coordinates 29.37° latitude and 81.22° longitude, with a depth of 10 kilometers. This seismic event underscored the interconnectedness of seismic activity in the region, as it resonated far beyond its epicenter.
Initially, there were reports of a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, but subsequent updates from the National Center for Seismology clarified that the quake measured 4.6 in magnitude. The discrepancy in the reported magnitude highlighted the importance of swift and accurate information dissemination during such events.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, along with numerous others, rushed out of Nirman Bhawan today as strong tremors rattled several parts of northern India. The sudden earthquake caused panic among residents, with many taking to the streets for safety.
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The tremors triggered panic and fear among residents, causing many to rush out of buildings for safety. While there were no immediate reports of significant damage or casualties, authorities and disaster response teams were on high alert, ensuring a swift and coordinated response to any emergency situations.
— Parimal Nathwani (@mpparimal) October 3, 2023
The earthquake serves as a stark reminder of the seismic vulnerability of the region, particularly Nepal, which has experienced devastating earthquakes in the past. Preparedness and resilience remain essential components in mitigating the impact of seismic events on human lives and infrastructure.