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Dehradun2 minutes ago
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Earthquake tremors were felt in Uttarakhand on Friday. The tremors were felt at Pithoragarh at 4:38 pm. Its intensity was measured 4 on the Richter scale. At present, there is no news of any loss.
Earthquake threat in many places in the Indian subcontinent
India is divided into zones-2, 3, 4 and 5 based on earthquake hazard. Zone-2 is considered to be the least hazardous and Zone-5 is considered to be the highest risk zone. Most parts of South India fall under limited threat zone-2. Central India also falls in low-risk zone-3.
At the same time, Zone-4 includes parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, North Bengal, Delhi, Maharashtra. Zone-5 consists of Jammu and Kashmir, Western and Central Himalayas, North and Central Bihar, North-East India, Rann of Kutch and Andaman-Nicobar Islands.