Earthquake of Magnitude 5.2 Hits UP’s Lucknow Late at Night, Tremors Felt in Adjoining Areas


Last Updated: August 20, 2022, 06:54 IST

The depth of the earthquake was 82 km below the ground, said the National Center for Seismology (Image: Reuters)

The epicentre was near Baharaich in Uttar Pradesh, close to the Indo-Nepal border

An earthquake measured at magnitude 5.2 shook the ground in Uttar Pradesh. The tremors occurred at at 139 km north-northeast of Lucknow, at around 1.12 am on Saturday.

The depth of the earthquake was 82 km below the ground, said the National Center for Seismology.

The epicentre was near Baharaich in Uttar Pradesh, close to the Indo-Nepal border. While no damage is being reported, visuals of the ground shaking were seen in a CCTV footage from Lakhimpur Kheri.

Mild tremors were felt earlier on Friday in the Pithoragarh area of Uttarakhand, which had been struck by a 3.6 magnitude earthquake on the Richter Scale. The tremors took place at at 12:55 p.m.

The NCS had tweeted, โ€œEarthquake of Magnitude:3.6, Occurred on 19-08-2022, 12:55:55 IST, Lat: 29.96 & Long: 80.12, Depth: 5 Km, Location: 43km NNW of Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand.โ€

Another 3.1-magnitude earthquake struck the South-Southwest of Jammu and Kashmirโ€™s Hanley village, according to the NCS.

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