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4.8 magnitude of earthquake strikes Ladakh, no casualties reported

Strong tremors of earthquake were felt in Ladakh at around 4.19 am today. According to the Center for Seismology, the magnitude of the earthquake was 4.8 on the Richter scale.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Leh: Strong tremors of earthquake were felt in Ladakh at around 4.19 am today. According to the Center for Seismology, the magnitude of the earthquake was 4.8 on the Richter scale.

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According to the information, the epicenter of the earthquake was at 189 km north of Alchi (Leh) and its depth was 10 km below the ground. At present, there is no information about any loss of life or property due to the earthquake.

“Earthquake of Magnitude:4.8, Occurred on 16-09-2022, 04:19:41 IST, Lat: 35.89 & Long: 77.57, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: 189km N of Alchi(Leh),” NCS said in a tweet.

Earlier on September 7, strong tremors of earthquake were felt in Champhai, Mizoram at around 12.50 pm. According to the Center for Seismology, the magnitude of the earthquake was 4.4 on the Richter scale. According to the information, the epicenter of the earthquake was fifty kilometers to the east of Champhai and its depth was 13 kilometers below the ground.

Lying in the Himalayas, Leh and Ladakh are prone to tremors. The Himalayan mountain range owes its origin to tectonic plate movements thus, it is common phenomena for places lying along the plate margins to witness mild earthquakes from time to time. The movement of the tectonic plates cause the compresssional forces to trigger tremors in the places along the Himalayas.

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