New Delhi: Earthquake tremors have been felt in many parts of Delhi NCR and Punjab. Strong tremors were felt in many states of north India tonight.
People came out of their homes after the tremors were felt in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and other areas including Delhi.
According to the information, its intensity on the Richter scale has been measured at 6.6. Its center is said to be near Afghanistan. Earthquake tremors have been felt by people all over North India. However, there is no report of any damage due to the earthquake in Delhi and Punjab so far.
Due to the earthquake, panic spread among the people in some places and people rushed out of the houses. In Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, people came out on the streets. People rushed out of their homes in Srinagar after strong tremors were felt in Jammu and Kashmir.
The earth is located on tectonic plates. Below it is the liquid lava. These plates that are constantly floating and sometimes collide with each other. Due to frequent collisions, many times the corners of the plates are bent and these plates start breaking when there is more pressure. In such a situation, the energy emanating from below finds a way outward and after this disturbance, an earthquake occurs.
Earthquakes are examined from the Richter scale. The Richter Scale is a mathematical scale to measure the intensity of earthquake waves, it is called the Richter Magnitude Test Scale.
On the Richter scale, an earthquake is measured on the basis of its center i.e. epicenter from 1 to 9. This scale measures the intensity based on the energy emitted from inside the earth during an earthquake.