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Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 hits Lucknow early morning hours

IndiaEarthquake of magnitude 5.2 hits Lucknow early morning hours

An earthquake hits Uttar Pradesh with a magnitude 5.2 striking Lucknow; with tremors also felt in Nepal at around 1.12 am.

The earthquake of magnitude 5.2 hit Uttar Pradesh on Saturday early morning with tremors felt at 139 km north-northeast of Lucknow at around 1.12 am with tremors also felt in Nepal.

According to the National Centre for Seismology, the depth of the earthquake was 82 km below the ground. The tremors were also felt in neighbouring Lakhimpur Kheri and other districts of Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. The epicentre of the quake is reported to be at Sanoshree Taratal in Nepal. The effect of the earthquake was also felt in some parts of China.

While until now, there are no reports of any casualties or collateral damage due to the earthquake, panic seized the area after the tremors. More details are still awaited. Several social media users from Uttar Pradesh also posted about the earthquake.

Earlier in the day, mild tremors were felt in the Pithoragarh area of Uttarakhand which was hit by an earthquake of 3.6 magnitudes on the Richter Scale. No loss of lives or property was reported. Another earthquake of magnitude 3.1 on the Richter Scale hit South-Southwest of Jammu and Kashmir’s Hanley village.

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