3 small earthquakes in 12 hours shook Uttarkashi
Three earthquakes, all of mild intensity, shook the seismically vulnerable Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand within 12 hours on Sunday.
The first, a magnitude 2.5 quake, was recorded at 00:45 on the night between Saturday and Sunday. The epicenter was in the Siror forest area of Uttarkashi, the National Seismology Center said. Another earthquake followed shortly after in the same area, but the intensity was too low to record its magnitude locally, Devendra Patwalhead of Uttarkashi district disaster management, he told TOI.
At 10:10 on Sunday, another 1.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the area. The epicenter was in northeastern Uttarkashi. The depth of the quake was recorded at 5 km.
Uttarkashi falls under zone V (highest risk) of the seismic zone map of India. Experts have predicted that an earthquake of similar magnitude to the one that hit Turkiye is imminent in the fault lines of the state and could strike “at any moment”.