New Delhi: A massive earthquake jolted large parts of northern India including the Delhi NCR region late on Tuesday evening.
The epicenter of the earthquake was 90 kilometeres from Kalafgan in Afghanistan, where it was reportedly recorded at 7.7 on the Richter Scale.
Apart from India and Afghanistan, the other affected countries include Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China and Kyrgyzstan.
On Tuesday, a powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake shook the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. There were significant earthquakes felt in Pakistan and northern India as well.
Reason of Earthquick
Tectonic plate motion beneath the surface of the earth is what causes earthquakes. The crust of the planet is made up of a number of huge plates that shift and move slowly over time. These plates are continually interacting, and when two of them come into contact, they may become caught, which will increase the pressure.
The plates abruptly move when the pressure builds up, releasing energy that is felt as an earthquake. The ground shakes, sometimes violently, as the energy waves from the earthquake move through the earth and reach the surface.
Moreover, human activities like mining, oil drilling, and the construction of major dams can generate earthquakes. Such actions may change the natural balance.