The epicenter of the earthquake was near Nepal’s Gotri-Bajura, even the impact

The epicenter of the earthquake was near Nepal's Gotri-Bajura, even the impact

The Gotri-Bajura area is located near Dipayal Silgarhi in Nepal, near Uttarakhand. An earthquake of 5.8 magnitude occurred here on Tuesday i.e. 24 January 2023. The tremor was so strong that along with Delhi-NCR, north-India trembled. Its effect has been seen till the southwest region of China including Shiquanhe. It is a very common process that whenever an earthquake occurs in Nepal, the land in India shakes. The reason was the movement in the neighboring Himalayan country and the two tectonic plates below it.

Earlier, there was an earthquake on the night of 8 November 2022 at around 1:57 pm. Whose intensity was 6.3. Depth 10 kilometers below the ground. The depth of the earthquake that occurred today was also 10 kilometers below the ground. Till now there is no news of loss of life or property, but the way the ground shook, people came out of offices and houses and came to open places.

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Last year i.e. 2022, a total of 28 earthquakes occurred in Nepal. In which the earthquake that occurred on 8 November was the most intense. Small earthquakes keep coming in Nepal. There is no need to worry about them. Because the pressure created by the movement, collision and friction of the Earth’s tectonic plates keeps coming out through these small earthquakes. But if the pressure continues to build up for several days or months, there is a possibility of a big earthquake. As was the intensity of the earthquake this time.

The earth of India is shaken by the earthquakes of Nepal.

The lowest intensity earthquake in Nepal in the year 2022 was of 2.3. It came on 25 June 2022. After this, an earthquake of 2.6 magnitude occurred on 26 August 2022. Now after this there were 12 earthquakes between the intensity of 3 to 4 on the Richter scale. All of them came in different months. The epicenter of five of these earthquakes was in Shijang area of ​​China. But not too far from Kathmandu. That’s why its effect was felt in Nepal but very mild.

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There were 11 earthquakes of 4 to 5 magnitude in Nepal.

There were 11 earthquakes between 4 and 5 magnitude. But there was no need to panic even with them. Earlier, the earthquake which came with frightening intensity, came on 31 July 2022. Whose center was 147 km away from Kathmandu in the east-south-east direction. Its depth was also 10 kilometers. Then an earthquake of 5.1 magnitude occurred on 19 October 2022. Its center was 53 km east of Kathmandu. The depth was the same 10 km. That is, there were 2 major earthquakes between 5 and 6 intensity.

Effect of collision of tectonic plates of India and China

The earthquake that has occurred now is the most intense earthquake that occurred in Nepal this year. Many surrounding countries including Nepal, China are measured above the Asian tectonic plate and the Indian plate. That’s why the earthquakes in these areas are known as the earthquakes of the Indian region. Earlier, on 12 April 2015 and 12 May 2015, there were terrible earthquakes of 7.8 and 7.3 magnitude in Nepal. Because of which more than 9 thousand people had died. More than 25 thousand people were injured.