Moderate temblor jolts Hyderabad; no loss of life, property reported

According to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), the epicenter of the earthquake was in Andhra Pradesh, 156 kilometers south of Hyderabad.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  26 July 2021 3:42 AM GMT
Moderate temblor jolts Hyderabad; no loss of life, property reported

Hyderabad: An earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter Scale shook Hyderabad in the wee hours of Monday. According to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), the epicenter of the earthquake was in Andhra Pradesh, 156 kilometers south of Hyderabad. The earthquake struck at a depth of 10 km from the surface.

"Earthquake of Magnitude:4.0, Occurred on 26-07-2021, 05:00:53 IST, Lat: 16.00 & Long: 78.22, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: 156km S of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India," the NCS tweeted out from its official handle. NGRI scientist Sri Nagesh told NewsMeter the tremors occurred in the backwaters of Srisailam dam, 35 km from the western side of the dam. They measured 3.7 on the local magnitude scale. Pre-existing stress on the earth plates led to the tremors but there are no aftershocks, the official confirmed.

On Sunday, an earthquake of magnitude 4.0 on the Richter scale hit Gangtok in Sikkim.

"Earthquake of Magnitude 4.0, Occurred on 25-07-2021, 20:39:22 IST, Lat: 27.29 & Long: 88.50, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: 11km WSW of Gangtok, Sikkim," the National Center for Seismology had said.



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