Delhi Jolted By 3 Magnitude Quake At 10:42 On Wednesday

A mild earthquake of 3.2 magnitude hit Delhi and adjoining areas at late evening on Wednesday. But the good thing is that no casualties were reported due to the quake.

Delhi witnessed another quake

National Center for Seismology (NCS) the earthquake hit 17 km east of Faridabad in Haryana at 10:42 pm on Wednesday but its tremors were felt across the national capital and the adjoining cities of Noida.

Delhi also experienced a quake earlier in May 29 when an earthquake measuring 4.6 on Richter Scale jolted the entire Delhi-National Capital Region. It occurred at 9 pm in Rohtak, Haryana. Its epicenter was found to be 3.3 km under the earth.

Frequent quakes in Delhi

The national capital has witnessed 6-7 quakes of mild intensity in the last two months. Delhi is already grappling with coronavirus pandemic. In this situation, frequent quakes have become a matter of concern for the authorities.

Experts speak about Delhi quakes

Dr Soumitra Mukherjee, Professor of Geology at Jawaharlal Nehru University said that there was little to worry about those quakes but there was a need to remain vigilant. She said that quakes keep coming in Delhi region because it falls in a seismic zone four.

According to experts, people need not to worry about the tremors measuring up to 4-standard on Richter Scale as they are called mild but quake of 4 and above standards could cause greater harm to the city that is densely populated and most buildings don’t comply with quake measurement rules.


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