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Tremors In Delhi-NCR After 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits West UP

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| February 20 , 2019 , 12:25 IST

Tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR this morning for a few seconds after a 4.0-magnitude earthquake was reported in western Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district and another one in faraway Tajikistan in central Asia.

According to United States Geological Survey, an earthquake of 4.6-magnitude struck Tajikistan at around 7:05 am.

Soon after, an earthquake was reported from Kandhla in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli, 90 km from Delhi. The depth of the earthquake in Kandhla was 10 km.

Earlier this month, an earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter Scale hit the Hindukush region on Saturday. Strong tremors were felt across North India, the first being reported from Delhi-NCR and Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

The depth of the earthquake was 212 km.

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On February 12, a 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Bay of Bengal, 600 kilometres east of Chennai. The earthquake took place at 7:02 am and tremors were felt in Chennai. The earthquake was considered to be of moderate intensity and no Tsunami warning was issued.

Earlier this month, mild tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR after a powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake jolted Hindu Kush mountain range along Afghanistan-Pakistan border. According to an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official, tremors in Delhi-NCR had lasted for 40-50 seconds.