It said the epicentre for the quake was 233 kilometres north of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
Saxena said farm fire events in Haryana recorded between September 15 and October 11 reached 340, which is three times the number the state reported in the same period last year.
The rainfall over east and northeast India was the third lowest (280.9 mm) in July since 1901. The previous lowest rainfall years were 2022 (234.8 mm) and 1903 (249.5 mm).
“These states are always ready to ask for more share, why not now? Himachal is also seeking cess. What about the water which we get from the hills (due to excess rain)?”
The fresh spell of rain has again sent people scampering to shore up resources and protect their property in the two states.
Over 26,000 people have so far been evacuated to safer places from waterlogged areas in flood-hit districts of Punjab and more than 5,917 in Haryana.
Meteorological Department Director Dr Bikram Singh told TNIE: "A red alert has been declared in view of the possibility of lightning with heavy rains and thunderstorms."
Co-convener of BJP's legal cell, Bansuri Swaraj, accused the AAP dispensation of trying to cover their "inaction" in handling the flood situation with "lies."
There has been a natural calamity and “it is unethical to do politics even in such a time”, the chief minister said, according to a statement issued here.
The flood situation in Delhi continued to remain grim on Friday with several areas of the city remaining submerged, even as the water level in swollen Yamuna started to ebb.
According to the Central Water Commission, the water level of the Yamuna is expected to reach its peak by 4 pm today before gradually receding.
The water level in Yamuna is expected to rise further, according to the Central Water Commission, which has termed it an "extreme situation."
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged Union home minister Amit Shah to reduce the outflow from Haryana’s Hathni Kund barrage into the Yamuna to prevent further flooding.
The IMD has issued a red alert over Bihar, West Bengal and Assam, while significant parts of North, Central and East India are under an orange alert for the next five days.
The IMD said heavy to very heavy rainfall activity is likely to continue over Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Madhya Pradesh during the next two days and decrease thereafter.
Heavy rains lashed the Northwest region, causing damage to life and property.
The Met office predicted that the adverse weather will continue in Uttarakhand till at least Thursday.
The water level in Yamuna is rising continuously as Haryana released more water into the river from the Hathnikund barrage amid rains across northwest India including the national capital.
17 dead in Himachal Pradesh, over 300 tourists stranded in the state, property loss estimated at Rs 3,000-4,000 crore.
Fields were inundated at many places in Punjab and parts of Haryana causing crop damage. Tracts of land near Sutlej and Ghaggar river were inundated.