Earthquake felt in parts of Delhi, magnitude 3.4

Earthquake felt in parts of Delhi, magnitude 3.4 An earthquake of magnitude 2.8 had hit the national capital in 2004.  In 2001, another 3.4 magnitude quake was reported in the town, according to official data. Ndtv Reports

  • An earthquake hit Delhi in the afternoon today
  • The earthquake was of medium intensity

 

NEW DELHI: Today afternoon an earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale struck Delhi. quakes were noticed in the national capital and surrounding areas. The National Seismology Center said the Richter scale earthquake measuring 3.4 struck 9 km north of Delhi at 1:45 pm. The quake’s depth had been reported at 5 km.

No specific cases of loss of life or property were recorded.

This is the third earthquake that was recorded during the national coronavirus lockdown in Delhi. Only last month, the national capital had experienced two back-to – back occurrences of earthquakes of low severity.

Delhi falls beneath the fourth of the seismic zones. It is rare that it has been the epicentre of an earthquake. Nevertheless, the region experiences shaking as a shake happens only as deep as Central Asia or in the Himalayan range, which is a seismic high location.

This is Delhi ‘s third earthquake in under a month. On April 12, tremors were felt in the country’s capital area when a Delhi-NCR shook with 3.5 strength earthquake.

The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km in Wazirabad, northeast Delhi. The Latitude 28.7 N and Longitude 77.2 E were located at the epicentre.

A day later, Delhi residents again felt trembling when a 2.7 magnitude low-intesnity earthquake hit the NCR. There were no rumors of any damage though.

In 2004, a magnitude 2.8 earthquake had struck the national capital. According to official records, another quake of magnitude 3.4 was reported in the town in 2001.

The big quakes reported near the national capital were on October 10, 1956 at magnitude 6.7 at Bulandshahr, and on August 15, 1966 at magnitude 5.8 in Mordabad. All are in Up, in western Uttar.

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