News Desk, Amar Ujala, Dehradun
Updated Fri, 04 Dec 2020 4:33 AM IST
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Late night earthquake tremors were felt in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand. According to the news agency ANI, the earthquake on the Richter scale was 2.6. The earthquake occurred at 3.10 pm.
Earthquake of magnitude 2.6 on the Richter scale occurred at 3:10 am today in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand: National Centre for Seismology
– ANI (@ANI) December 3, 2020
Some time ago scientists had predicted a major earthquake in the Himalayan region and said that a large earthquake can occur at any time with a series of earthquakes in the Himalayan range. Its intensity can be eight or even higher on the Richter scale. Scientists claim that in densely populated countries around the Himalayas, it can cause massive destruction. However, when these earthquakes will occur, it is not yet estimated. Scientists believe that they are expected to come in the next 100 years.
Even such claims were made in earlier research
Professor Supriya Mitra of the Department of Earth Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, also believes this research to be correct. According to Mitra, some earlier research has also pointed this out. However, it is impossible to make any guesses as to when such a severe earthquake will occur. He said, earlier studies were assessed based on satellite imagery, but in this research the timing and size of the most recent prehistoric earthquakes have been defined based on geology.
Delhi will also feel strong shock
According to the research, the earthquakes will be so severe that even in the capital city south of the Himalayan region, the tremors will be felt.
Several mild earthquakes in North India in the last six months
There have been several mild earthquakes in the last six months in North India, which base the possibility of major earthquakes in the Himalayan region. According to scientists, many such small earthquakes are a sign of great destruction.