Earthquake tremors were felt at 01.57 minutes late in Mangarwal. Its center is being told as Nepal. Here six people also died due to the collapse of a house.
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Six people died after a house collapsed after a strong earthquake in Doti district of Nepal late Tuesday night. According to the National Center for Seismology, the epicenter of this earthquake of 6.3 was Nepal. The earthquake occurred on November 9 at around 1.57 pm. Whose depth was 10 km below the ground. The epicenter was 90 km east-southeast from Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand in Manipur, Nepal. It had its effect in India as well. Strong tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR.
Around 1.57 earthquakes struck the national capital and adjoining areas late on Tuesday, leaving people scared. People usually fall asleep at this time. Whoever came to know about this immediately called up his close ones and alerted them. At midnight people left the house and went downstairs. In Nepal’s Doti district, a house collapsed due to an earthquake, killing six people. Tremors of magnitude 5.7 were felt in the capital Delhi. People suddenly woke up from the tremors of these earthquakes at around 1.57 pm in many areas of the capital.
Apart from Delhi, tremors also occurred in Himachal and UP.
Apart from Delhi, tremors of this earthquake have been felt in some places in Uttarakhand, Himachal and Uttar Pradesh. The special thing is that the earth kept shaking for about a minute. People were so scared that they came out of the houses during the night. Usually the tremors of an earthquake are detected only for a few seconds. A person working as a guard in the NCR office told that he was sitting on a chair when the chair kept in front started shaking. After this the sofa started shaking, when he went inside the office and saw that all the computers were also shaking. Then he felt that there was an earthquake and he quickly left the building and went downstairs.
How does an earthquake happen?
Before understanding the occurrence of earthquakes, we have to know that the structure of the plates present under the earth has to be understood. According to geology, the whole earth is situated on 12 tectonic plates. The energy released when these plates collide is called an earthquake. Actually, these plates present under the earth keep rotating at a very slow speed. Every year 4-5 mm slips from its place. During this, if a plate slips from under someone, then someone gets away. During this, when the plates collide, an earthquake occurs.
What is the epicenter of an earthquake?
The place where rocks break or collide below the earth’s surface is called the epicenter or hypocenter or focus. From this place the energy of the earthquake is decided in the form of vibrations in the form of waves. This vibration is exactly like the waves produced by throwing pebbles in a calm pond. Understanding in the language of science, the place where the line connecting the center of the earth to the center of the earthquake cuts the surface of the earth, is called the epicenter of the earthquake. According to established rules, this place on the surface of the earth is closest to the epicenter of the earthquake.
Why do rocks break?
The rocks present under the earth are in a state of pressure and when the pressure exceeds a limit, the rocks suddenly break. Due to this, the energy existing for years gets released. Rocks break parallel to a weak surface and these rocks are also called faults. Our earth is made up of a total of seven plots. The names of these plots are African Plots, Antarctic Plots, Eurasian Plots, Indo-Australian Plots, North American Plots, Pacific Ocean Plots, South American Plots.
These rocks generally seem stable and unbreakable but it is not. The surface of the earth is neither fixed nor monolithic. The Earth’s surface is made up of huge plates the size of a continent. These rocks can be understood as a solid layer on the surface of the earth and they extend to the oceans along with the continents. The rocks under the continent are lighter and the oceanic land is made up of heavier rocks.
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