Earthquake of 4.6 magnitude rocks Delhi-NCR: Details here
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 jolted Delhi and parts of the National Capital Region late on Friday night. The epicenter of the quake, which occurred at 9:08 pm, was near Haryana's Rohtak, around 65km from Delhi. The tremors were reportedly felt for several seconds in Delhi, Gurugram, and Noida. However, there have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage. Here are more details.
According to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), an earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter Scale struck near Rohtak at a depth of 3.3km that led to tremors in Delhi and adjoining areas. The national capital has experienced a series of earthquakes in the past few months. Earlier, a low-intensity 2.2-magnitude quake hit Delhi on May 15 - reportedly the fourth since April 12.
Haryana: People evacuated their houses in Rohtak after earthquake tremors were felt. pic.twitter.com/jU91UneYij— ANI (@ANI) May 29, 2020
"An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 on the Richter Scale hit 16 km East-Southeast of Rohtak in Haryana at 21:08 hours today," stated National Center for Seismology. Apart from Rohtak and Delhi-NCR, strong tremors were experienced in Jind, Sonepat, and neighboring regions as well. Meanwhile, mild tremors were reported in Chandigarh and parts of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
In India, there are four seismic zones - Zones II, III, IV, and V - and Delhi-NCR falls in Zone IV. Seismic Zones IV and V reportedly have a high probability of major earthquakes. The national capital has witnessed six earthquakes between April 12 and May 15 this year, making the Friday earthquake the seventh one, according to the National Center for Seismology.