Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 on the Richter scale hit Leh in Ladakh

An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 on the Richter scale hit Leh on Monday morning. The information of tremors were warned by the National Centre for Seismology.

The earthquake occurred at 06:10:35 IST at a depth of about 18 kilometers in Leh in Ladakh. Taking it to Twitter, NCS tweeted, “Earthquake of Magnitude:4.6, Occurred on 28-06-2021, 06:10:35 IST, Lat: 34.49 & Long: 78.43, Depth: 18 Km, Location: 86km ENE of Leh, Laddakh, India.” It further said, “No casualties have been reported so far.” Earlier this month, on June 25, an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 on the Richter scale hit Charikar in northern Afghanistan early on Friday, according to the US Geological Survey. The epicentre, with a depth of 18.6 km, was initially determined to be at 34.922 degrees north latitude and 69.069 degrees east longitude. However, no report of casualty or damage to property was reported.

Just a day prior, on June 24, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 was felt at south of the Kermadec Islands at 22.22 GMT on Thursday, as per the US Geological Survey. At that time, the epicentre, with a depth of 10 km, was initially determined to be at 34.694 degrees south latitude and 179.2092 degrees east longitude.

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