A 6.2-magnitude earthquake shook New Delhi and parts of Nepal on Tuesday, as reported by Indian media. Initial assessments by India’s National Center for Seismology indicated that the earthquake had a depth of 5km, with its center located in Nepal. The quake lasted for over 40 seconds, causing panic among residents who rushed out of their homes.
Reports showed that two earthquakes, measuring magnitudes of 4.6 and 6.2, occurred in Nepal within a 25-minute timespan. The first earthquake struck Nepal at 2:25pm, followed by the second at 2:50pm. Shocks were also felt in parts of India, including Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow, Hapur, and Amroha, as well as in Uttarakhand.
The Delhi police issued a statement advising citizens not to use elevators and to evacuate buildings.
Shocks were also felt in northern India, including the capital New Delhi. The earthquake had a depth of 10 km, as reported by the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ).
A day earlier, a Dutch research organization, the Solar System Geometry Survey (SSGS), predicted a powerful earthquake along Pakistan’s Chaman fault line in Balochistan. However, these claims have been disputed by scientists, seismologists, and geologists.
Additionally, atmospheric fluctuations were reported in parts of and near Pakistan, according to Frank Hoogerbeets, a researcher at SSGEOS. While these fluctuations could be an indicator of an impending stronger earthquake, there is no certainty that it will occur.