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Haridwar: An earthquake of magnitude 3.9 on the Richter scale was reported Tuesday near Haridwar in Uttarakhand.
At 9.41am, tremors were recorded at a depth of 10 kilometers, about 22 kilometers west-northwest of Haridwar, the National Seismology Center (NCS) said.
“Earthquake of magnitude: 3.9, occurred on 01/12/2020, 09:41:50 IST, Latitude: 30.03 and Longitude: 77.95, Depth: 10 Km, Location: 22 km west north -west (WNW) of Haridwar, Uttarakhand, “the NCS tweeted.
No casualties have yet been reported.
NCS is the Indian government’s nodal agency for monitoring seismic activity in the country.
Earthquake in Uttarakhand
According to the Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority, all of the Himalayan terrain falls within Zones V and IV of the Seismic Zoning Map of India which divides the Indian landmass into four zones at distinct risk, i.e. from zone II to zone V.
Crossed by important Himalayan tectonic discontinuities, Uttarakhand is often witness to earthquakes of lesser magnitude.
“Having been identified as a potential region for a future catastrophic earthquake is a source of concern for all, especially those living in this region,” according to the State Disaster Management Authority. of Uttarakhand.
What to do after an earthquake?
- Respect the public safety instructions
- If you suspect damage, turn off the system at the main valve or switch.
- Try to get information and instructions from battery operated radios.
- Keep your earthquake survival kit, which should contain all the necessary items for your protection, ready