Uttarakhand: 3.1 magnitude earthquake in Uttarkashi, people ran out of homes
New Delhi: Tremors of 3.1 magnitude earthquake were felt in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand on Monday. The National Center for Seismology gave this information. People came out of their homes as soon as the tremors were felt. At present, there has been no loss of life or property during this period.
According to the National Center for Seismology, the depth of the earthquake was below five kilometers from the ground. The tremors of the earthquake were felt late at 1.50 am. Earlier on December 16, earthquake tremors were felt in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh.
Its intensity was measured at 2.8 on the Richter scale. The National Center for Seismology says that the tremors were felt at 10:20 pm. However, there was no loss of life or property due to this.
Earthquake tremors were also felt in Maharashtra on 15 December. This earthquake occurred in Sangli, Maharashtra at around 5:18 pm. According to media reports, the intensity of this earthquake was measured at 2.7. With this, the epicenter of the earthquake was seen 5 km inside the ground.
Cause of Earthquake
On scientific basis, earthquakes occur due to the friction of the Earth’s tectonic plates. There is liquid lava in the earth. Here the plates remain in a constant state of floating. Sometimes they collide with each other.
Meanwhile, due to repeated collision of plates, there is friction on their corners many times and these plates start breaking when there is more pressure. In this way the energy emanating from below finds a way out. This causes earthquake.