- NET Web Desk
An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 struck ‘1176 kms North’ of Pangin in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday. The earthquake struck at roughly 6:56 AM, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS).
The earthquake struck at 38.62 degrees latitude and 97.05 degrees longitude. Its depth, on the other hand, was measured to be 30 kms.
“Earthquake of Magnitude:5.3, Occurred on 15-04-2022, 06:56:19 IST, Lat: 38.62 & Long: 97.05, Depth: 30 Km ,Location: 1176km N of Pangin, Arunachal Pradesh, India” – tweeted by the National Center for Seismology.
Its worth noting that geologists believe the Kopili fault zone, which is closer to the Himalayan Frontal Thrust, is the primary cause of these jolts. This is a seismically active area falling in the highest Seismic Hazard Zone V.
A 300-kilometer-long and 50-kilometer-wide lineament that runs from Manipur’s western border to the tri-junction of Bhutan, Arunachal Pradesh, and Assam. Lower crustal dextral strike-slip earthquakes are generated by the Kopili fault, which is a transpressional fracture.