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Uttarakhand’s Joshimath Hit by 4.6 Magnitude Earthquake, No Loss of Life Reported So Far

Earthquake in Joshimath, Uttarakhand (Representational image: News18)

Earthquake in Joshimath, Uttarakhand (Representational picture: News18)

An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 hit close to Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal space, 31 km West-Southwest of Joshimath, at 5:58 am on Saturday, India’s National Center for Seismology (NCS) mentioned.

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  • Last Updated:September 11, 2021, 07:49 IST
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An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 hit close to Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal space, 31 km West-Southwest of Joshimath, at 5:58 am on Saturday, India’s National Center for Seismology (NCS) mentioned.

According to Volcano Discovery, the quake was situated at a really shallow depth of 5 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt extra strongly than deeper ones as they’re nearer to the floor. The actual magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake may be revised inside the subsequent few hours or minutes as seismologists overview knowledge and refine their calculations, or as different businesses situation their report.

The report additional mentioned that in Pipalkoti, situated 11 km from the epicenter, and Joshimath, 28 km away, the quake ought to have been felt as mild shaking. Weak shaking might need been felt in Srinagar Garhwal, situated 56 km from the epicenter, Pauri, 60 km away, Tehri, 80 km away, and Almora, 97 km away, the report said.

(particulars awaited)

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