A 4.6 magnitude earthquake struck parts of Ladakh on January 1 at 06:32pm. This was the second earthquake to be reported on New Years day from north India, with the first reported early on Sunday at 01:19am from Haryana's Jhajjar district.
The earthquake on Sunday evening was felt 250 km North-Northeast of Kargil district as per information shared by the National Centre for Seismology.
Earthquake of Magnitude:4.6, Occurred on 01-01-2023, 18:32:57 IST, Lat: 36.67 & Long: 77.10, Depth: 150 Km ,Location: 250km NNE of Kargil, Laddakh, India for more information Download the BhooKamp App https://t.co/Ue9Do94tI8@Indiametdept @ndmaindia @Dr_Mishra1966 @DDNational pic.twitter.com/GeuEzQ094J— National Center for Seismology (@NCS_Earthquake) January 1, 2023
There were no immediate reports of any damages.
Leh and Ladakh both lie in the Siesmic Zone-IV of the country, which means they are at a very high risk in terms of vulnerability to earthquakes. Lying in the tectonically active Himalayas region, Leh and Ladakh are prone to frequent tremors.