Ladakh : The earthquake occurred at around 11.02 am and measured 4.2 on the Richter scale. Was there any damage caused by the earthquake? There is no information on the matter till now.
The earthquake in Ladakh today comes as a series of earthquakes have been occurring in the north-eastern states in the last few days. Recently, two successive earthquakes occurred in Nepal, located at the foot of the Central Mountain, on the same day.
An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the shaking of the surface of the Earth resulting from a sudden release of energy in the Earth’s lithosphere that creates seismic waves.
Earthquakes can range in size from those that are so weak that they cannot be felt to those violent enough to propel objects and people into the air, and wreak destruction across entire cities.
The seismicity, or seismic activity, of an area is the frequency, type, and size of earthquakes experienced over a period of time. The word tremor is also used for non-earthquake seismic rumbling.