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Experts: Slight damages of the Earthquake due to deeper focal point.

Dehradun: The experts said that the 5.8 earthquake that rattled Uttarakhand on Monday night sending tremors across north India, including Delhi and its adjoining areas, did not cause severe damage because its hypocentre or focus, the exact point where a quake begins, was almost 33 kilometres below the ground.

Piyoosh Rautela, executive director of disaster mitigation and management centre (DMMC) said, “The quake on Monday night did not cause much devastation because its focal depth was 33 km below the earth’s crust. In earthquakes such as this one, tremors are widely felt,”

According to scientists at the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), there were a total of 10 aftershocks of approx 2-3 magnitude following the quake.

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