Low-intensity quake felt in Jharkhand, epicentre at Jagannathpur
Earthquake in Jharkhand
A low intensity earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale hit Jharkhand on Sunday afternoon.
The New Delhi -based National Centre for Seismology which keeps a tab on earthquakes confirmed the tremor which took place at 2.22 pm and lasted for about three seconds.
Talking to The Telegraph Online the head of IMD's Ranchi Met Centre, Abhishek Anand said, " National Centre for Seismology has confirmed the earthquake which was of low intensity. It caused no damages."
According to Anand, the epicentre of the earthquake was at Jagannathpur in neighbouring West Singhbhum, about 110 km away from Jamshedpur and 185km from capital Ranchi.
He said the earthquake took place at a depth of 10km under the earth's crust.
IMD issues rain and thunder alert
India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an alert of rain accompanied by thunder and lightning in several parts of Jharkhand during the next 48 hours.
An alert of heavy rain was also issued for Sahibganj, Godda, Pakur and Dumka till Monday morning.
"The heavy moisture left by the recent low pressure area which on Sunday was lying over central Bihar would result in rain accompanied by lightning and thunder activity in several places across Jharkhand during the next two days. A north-south trough was also running across Jharkhand extending up to 4.5 km above mean sea level, " Abhishek Anand, head of IMD's Ranchi Met Centre said on Sunday.
He said conditions continued to remain favourable for the southwest monsoon to start retreating from certain parts of northwest India from October 6.
Light to moderate rain occurred at isolated places over Jharkhand since Saturday night. The highest amount of rainfall, 23 mm, was recorded at Sahibganj.
The steel city of Jamshedpur and its adjoining areas also experienced moderate rain on Sunday afternoon.