A quake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck New Delhi and regions of Nepal on Tuesday. India’s National Center for Seismology placed the earthquake’s depth at 5km, with its epicentre in Nepal. However, the Solar System Geometry Survey assessed the quake at a magnitude of 5.7 and a depth of 7km.
The Hindustan Times noted that the second quake led to widespread panic, causing residents to evacuate their homes. It was reported that Nepal experienced two quakes within a 25-minute interval, with magnitudes of 4.6 and 6.2, occurring at 2:25 p.m. and 2:50 p.m., respectively. Tremors were also detected in various locations, including Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow, Hapur, Amroha, and parts of Uttarakhand.
Delhi police advised the public to avoid using elevators and to leave buildings for safety reasons. Interestingly, the previous day, the Solar System Geometry Survey in the Netherlands forecasted a significant earthquake in Pakistan along the Chaman fault line in Balochistan. However, various scientific experts, including seismologists and geologists, dismissed this prediction.