On Tuesday, Jammu and Kashmir was jerked by an earthquake of magnitude 3.9 on the Richter scale at 8.16 am. The news confirmed by the National Center for Seismology confirmed that the epicenter of the earthquake was Srinagar which is situated 15 kilometers North-Northeast at the depth of 10km.
“An earthquake of magnitude 3.9 occurred at 8:16 am, with epicentre at 34.21N, 74.85E, located 7 km South-East of Ganderbal and 14 km North of Srinagar,” stated the Disaster Management Department of Jammu and Kashmir.
However, no casualty has been reported so far due to the earthquake. The earthquake occurred within 24 hours when a 2.1 magnitude earthquake on a Richter Scale struck Gurugram’s Haryana. The epicenter of the earthquake was 13 kilometers West-Northwest of Gurugram. The waves were felt in the national capital – Delhi as well.
As per some top geologists of the country, 10 low to moderate intensity tremors, shaking Delhi-NCR in the span of one and a half month indicate that a powerful earthquake could strike India’s National Capital in near future.