Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Jolts India, Causing Tremors in Multiple States

Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Jolts India, Causing Tremors in Multiple States
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New Delhi, India – A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck India on November 3, 2023, at 11:32 PM IST local time, according to the National Center for Seismology (NCS). The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the state of Uttarakhand, near the border with Nepal, at a depth of 10 kilometers.

The earthquake was felt in multiple states across India, including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Haryana. Tremors were also felt in neighboring Nepal and Bangladesh.

There have been no reports of any serious injuries or deaths so far. However, the earthquake has caused damage to some buildings and infrastructure. In the state of Uttarakhand, several houses have been damaged and some roads have been blocked by landslides. In Delhi, some buildings have been evacuated and power outages have been reported.

The Indian government has deployed relief teams to the affected areas to assess the damage and provide assistance to those who need it. The government has also advised people to remain calm and to follow the instructions of local authorities.

Details from all sources

  • According to the NCS, the earthquake was the strongest to hit India in the past five years.
  • The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the earthquake was felt by over 100 million people in India and neighboring countries.
  • The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning of aftershocks in the affected areas.
  • The Indian Army has been deployed to help with relief and rescue efforts.
  • The Indian government has announced a financial assistance of ₹5 lakh to the kin of the deceased and ₹50,000 to the injured.

Advice to the public

  • If you are in an area that is prone to earthquakes, it is important to have a plan in place.
  • Make sure you know where the safe places in your home or workplace are.
  • Have a first-aid kit and other emergency supplies on hand.
  • Stay informed about the latest earthquake warnings and advisories.

If you are experiencing an earthquake:

  • Drop, cover, and hold on. Find a sturdy table or desk to get under and hold on until the shaking stops.
  • If you are outdoors, move away from buildings and other structures that could collapse. Find a clear spot to stand and hold on to a tree or other sturdy object.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and watch for hazards such as falling objects, power lines, and broken glass.
  • If you are injured, seek medical attention immediately.

After the earthquake:

  • Check for injuries and provide first aid if necessary.
  • Check for damage to your home or workplace and make any necessary repairs.
  • If you have lost power or water, contact your utility company.
  • Stay informed about the latest developments and follow the instructions of local authorities.

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