New Delhi, April 10: An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale hit Singrauli region of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday. As per news agency ANI, the earthquake occurred at around 7:44 in the evening. As of now no casualties or damages have been reported.

Recently, Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre (DMMC) of Uttarakhand warned of a major earthquake may strike Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Nepal any time soon as the hills of Uttarakhand are hit frequently by mild tremors. Earthquakes measuring more than eight on the Richter Scale may occur because “the central seismic gap of the Himalayan front, spanning Himachal Pradesh, Nepal, and Uttarakhand, has not been ruptured in any major earthquake in the last 200-500 years”.

Another reason which may lead to a major earthquake is the 700-km long seismic gap on the Himalayan front, which spans Uttarakhand, neighbouring Himachal Pradesh and Nepal, has not been ruptured in any major earthquake in the last 200-500 years. There have been as many as 51 mild earthquakes in different parts Uttarakhand, especially the hill districts of Chamoli, Uttarkashi, Pithoragarh, Almora, and Rudraprayag, since January 1, 2015, according to data available on the state MeT department’s website.