Earthquake in Delhi: A medium-intensity earthquake was on Friday evening felt in the national capital, triggering panic among people. The epicentre of the earthquake was 63 km southwest of Gurgaon in Haryana, India, the National Centre for Seismology said. Also Read - Coronavirus Cases in Delhi Cross 1.45 Lakh-mark, Kejriwal Says Situation Under Control | Top Developments
Strong termors were felt for seconds in many parts of Delhi. Also Read - 'Many From Outside Getting Tested Here': Delhi Health Minister on Rise in Capital's COVID-19 Cases
There were no immediate reports of loss of life or property. Also Read - Containment Zones in Delhi Dip to 293 | Check Full List
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter hoping for everyone’s safety. “Mild earthquake tremors were felt in Delhi some time ago. Hope you are all safe, take care of yourself,” he said.
The recent tremors in Delhi-NCR have prompted discussion on whether a stronger earthquake is likely in the future. These tremors do not point towards a big event, though a strong earthquake cannot be ruled, the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, under the Department of Science and Technology, had said. It had added that such tremors were not unusual in the Delhi-NCR area but indicate that strain energy is built up in the region.
List of the recent earthquakes:
All the recent 17 quakes recorded in the Delhi-NCR region were of low to medium intensity on the Richter scale.
April 12 – Delhi (3.5)
April 13-Delhi (2.7)
April 16 – Delhi (2)
May 3 – Delhi (3)
May 6 – Faridabad (2.3)
May 10 – Delhi (3.4)
May 15 – Delhi (2.2)
May 28 – Faridabad (2.5)
May 29 – Rohtak (4.5 and 2.9)
June 1 – Rohtak (1.8 and 3)
June 3 – Faridabad (3.2)
June 4 – Rohtak (2.1)
June 8 – Delhi-Gurgaon border (2.1)
June 18 – Rohtak (2.1)
June 19 – Rohtak (2.3).