- The epicentre of the earthquake was 21 km from Amritsar in Punjab
- The Delhi-NCR region is very peculiar with regard to seismic activities
An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on the Richter scale hit Amritsar on Friday night, according to National Center for Seismology. “Earthquake of Magnitude:6.1, Occurred on 12-02-2021, 22:34:40 IST, Lat: 31.57 & Long: 75.09, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: 21km ESE of Amritsar, Punjab,” National Centre for Seismology tweeted. The epicentre of the earthquake was 21 km from Amritsar in Punjab. The earthquake occurred at 10:34 pm pm at a depth of ten kilometres from the surface. Tremors of earthquake felt around Delhi, the National Capital Region (NCR) and several other parts of north India.
Another earthquake of magnitude 6.3 on the Richter scale hit Tajikistan at 10:31 pm on Friday, informed National Centre for Seismology.
People in Ludhiana were seen on the roads as the tremors jolted the region at least twice, reported the Hindustan Times.
“Earthquake tremors felt in Delhi. Praying for everyone’s safety,” Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.
The Delhi-NCR region is very peculiar with regard to seismic activities. It has several faultlines that generate earthquakes, but it also feels the impact of quakes that are epicentred as far as the Hindukush mountains in Afghanistan and even in Nepal.
Earthquake tremors were felt in West Delhi in the last week of January.