Strong vibrations violently coursed through Delhi and surrounding regions on Tuesday, unsettling residents as tremors emanated from a 6.2 magnitude earthquake centered in neighboring Nepal.
Seismology records reveal the massive tremors, felt with frightening intensity miles from the epicenter, originated a mere 5 kilometers beneath the earth’s crust.
This was the second quake to hit in quick succession, following an initial foreshock registering 4.2 on the Richter scale only hours prior. As the monstrous seismic activity rippled outward, panic ensued across the normally placid National Capital Territory.
While further seismic details are still emerging, the immediate aftermath found a populace unnerved by the temblors powerful enough to perceptibly shake structures from the quake’s Himalayan source.
Emerging information may shed light on the geologic disturbances unleashing such formidable ground shaking far outside Nepal’s borders in one of the region’s more startling seismic events.