Earthquake: Why earthquakes occur again and again in North India including Delhi-NCR, what are the reasons behind it

Publish Date: 09 Nov, 2022 |

The late-night earthquake in Delhi-NCR had thrown everyone into a panic. Not only this, but tremors of the earthquake have also been felt in some areas of Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow and Punjab-Haryana. The earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale kept people scared all night. The epicenter of the earthquake was in southeast Nepal, about 90 km east of Pithoragarh. The magnitude of the earthquake was recorded at 6.3 on the Richter scale. There is also news of death in Nepal due to the earthquake.

Reason for earthquakes

There are actually 7 platelets inside the earth. These platelets are constantly moving. The place where the platelets collide is called the fault line. The collision causes his corners to turn. Not only this, due to excessive pressure, these platelets also start breaking. The energy generated due to the breakdown of platelets starts running out. Because of this disturbance, earthquake occurs.

Experts also say that the biggest threat to Delhi is from the belt of the Himalayan region. According to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), the risk of a major earthquake in Delhi is low, but it cannot be completely ruled out. The biggest threat to Delhi at present is from the belt of the Himalayan region.

Most dangerous zone in India

Bureau of Indian Standards has divided the whole of India into four seismic zones on the basis of scientific information received from various agencies. The most dangerous in this is Zone 5. According to scientists, an earthquake of 9 magnitude on the Richter scale can occur in this region. Zone-5 includes the entire Northeast India, parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, some parts of North Bihar and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Earthquakes are frequent in this area.


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