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4.1-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi early morning

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 on Richter Scale shook Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi on Saturday morning, according to the National Center for Seismology. The earthquake took place at around 5:03 AM.

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“Earthquake of Magnitude:4.1, Occurred on 12-02-2022, 05:03:34 IST, Lat: 30.72 & Long: 78.85, Depth: 28 Km ,Location: 39km E of Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand,” said the NC.

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There have been no reports of any damage or loss of life so far.

The intensity of the earthquake as per the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale was strong enough to be felt by all. A 4.1-magnitude earthquake could lead to a few instances of fallen plaster and broken glassware, according to the National Center for Seismology.

Tremors were felt in Jammu and Kashmir, other northern parts last week after a 5.7-magnitude earthquake occurred in the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region. The quake occurred at 9.45am IST at the depth of 181km.

The quake prompted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to call J&K lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha and inquire about the situation in the Union territory, according to people familiar with the matter.

The same day, an earthquake of 3.6-magnitude hit Uttarakhand.

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The National Center for Seismology tweeted, “Earthquake of Magnitude:3.6, Occurred on 05-02-2022, 03:15:59 IST, Lat: 31.14 and Long: 78.06, Depth: 10 Km , Location: 58km NW of Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, India.”

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