New Delhi: An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.2 on the Richter Scale hit the national capital and its adjoining areas on Friday. Notably, Delhi has been witnessing earthquakes in the range of two to three magnitude frequently. Also Read - Coronavirus: As Second-Last Day of Lockdown 4.0 Ends, Here's Where The Four Most-Affected States Stand
Last week, a medium-intensity earthquake of magnitude 3.4 had hit the city. Its epicentre was near Wazirpur in the northeast of the capital. Also Read - 4 Steps Ahead of COVID-19, Can't be in Permanent Shutdown, Says Kejriwal Ahead of Possible Lockdown Extension
Reports claimed tremors between two to three magnitude are usual and have hit the city 100 times in the last ten years. Also Read - Lockdown in Delhi: Containment Zones in Capital Rises to 102 as COVID-19 Tally Crosses 17,000-mark - Full List Here
The National Centre of Seismology, under the Ministry of Earth Sciences had stated that there is nothing to worry about as they are a normal phenomenon. “In the last ten years, the city has been hit by more than 100 earthquakes,” an official from the seismology centre informed.
On April 12, an earthquake of magnitude 3.5 had struck the city and tremors were felt in Noida and Ghaziabad as well.
According to data collated from the National Centre of Seismology’s website by Dahiya, the NCR region has been hit by 11 earthquakes between March 23 to May 10. As all these came amidst a nation-wide lockdown, they added more to worries of the people.