Hyderabad: An earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale was reported near Hyderabad on Monday, said the National Centre for Seismology (NCS).
According to the NCS, the earthquake occurred at 5 am. Reports said that it occurred in a forest area in Nagarkurnool, which is 156 km away from Hyderabad.
The epicenter of the earthquake lay in Andhra Pradesh, 156 kilometers South of Hyderabad at a depth of 10 kilometers, said the NCS.
“An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 occurred around 5 am this morning, 156 kilometers South of Hyderabad at a depth of 10 kilometers,” it said.
No loss of life or damage to the property took place due to the earthquake.
Why do earthquakes occur?
An earthquake is a natural phenomenon that shakes the surface of the earth due to the sudden release of energy in the lithosphere.