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On Tuesday, at 9.41am, an earthquake of magnitude 3.9 was reported near Haridwar in Uttarakhand. So far, no casualties have been reported.
The National Centre for Seismology said that these tremors were recorded at a depth of 10 kilometres, about 22 kilometres west-northwest of Haridwar.
The NCS tweeted, “Earthquake of magnitude: 3.9, Occurred on 01-12-2020, 09:41:50 IST, Latitude: 30.03 and Longitude: 77.95, Depth:10 Km, Location: 22km West North West (WNW) of Haridwar, Uttarakhand.”
As per the Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority, in Zone IV and Zone V of Earthquake zoning map of India, the entire Himalayan terrain is located.
Further, this map divides the Indian landmass into four distinct risk zones, i.e. from Zone II to Zone V. Crossing over major Himalayan tectonic discontinuities, Uttarakhand often experiences earthquakes of lesser magnitude.
By Neha Makhija