New Delhi, May 12 (G’nY News Service): An earthquake shook major strips of North India at around 12:50. Tremors were felt in Delhi/National capital region, and parts of Bihar, West Bengal, North East India, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Sikkim.
According to reports, the epicentre of the May 12 earthquake was located in SE of Zham, China with magnitude of 7.4 at depth of 22km. A second earthquake of magnitude 5.6 took place 25km SE of Kodari in Nepal at a depth of 10 kms. The quakes happened about 12 minutes apart from each other, first at 12:35:19 and then again at 12:47:20 as per the reports of USGS.
Earthquakes at such close frequency is a cause for worry and there needs to be adequate precautionary measures and advisories issued.
(Photo courtesy: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/)