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4.4 magnitude quake hits Leh

On December 18, 2023, an earthquake of magnitude 5.5 hit Kargil in Ladakh, with tremors felt across north India and parts of Pakistan.

News Arena Network - Leh - UPDATED: July 3, 2024, 03:17 AM - 2 mins read

On December 18, 2023, an earthquake of magnitude 5.5 hit Kargil in Ladakh, with tremors felt across north India and parts of Pakistan.

4.4 magnitude quake hits Leh

There have been several earthquakes in recent times in Leh, the reason being its location in a tectonically active region. (PTI/FIles/For representation).


An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale struck Leh in Ladakh on Wednesday at 8.12 am, the National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported.

 

The earthquake's epicentre was at a latitude of 36.10 North and a longitude of 74.81 East, at a depth of 150 kilometres. 

 

The NCS stated, “Magnitude: 4.4, Date/Time: 03/07/2024 08:12:59 IST, Latitude: 36.10 N, Longitude: 74.81 E, Depth: 150 km, Location: Leh, Ladakh.”

 

There have been several earthquakes in recent times in Leh, the reason being its location in a tectonically active region. 

 

Collision between tectonic plates causes stress accumulation and release in the form of earthquakes.

 

On December 18, 2023, an earthquake of magnitude 5.5 hit Kargil in Ladakh, with tremors felt across North India and parts of Pakistan.

 

This area is seismically active due to the collision between the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates, which frequently results in seismic activities.

 

No damage to structures or casualties have been reported.

 

 

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