New Delhi: Tremors were felt in parts of Delhi and surrounding areas on Sunday afternoon after a mild earthquake struck the national capital, TV News reported. According to the TV reports, the earthquake was of 3.5 on richter scale and the epicenter was located in east Delhi. Also Read - 'Recovery Rate at 42.89%,' Says Govt as India Climbs to 9th Position in Global COVID-19 Tally
Earlier last month, two mild earthquakes of 2.7 and 3.5 magnitude had hit the national capital region and adjoining areas. “There is no significant potential damage expected with these small earthquakes. This is a normal phenomenon,” the National Centre for Seismology said.
In the day, light rainfall and dust storm in the national capital and neighbouring regions brought a much-needed relief from the sweltering heat, with weather predictions emphasizing that this condition is likely to stay for a few more days and will delay the onset of the heat wave.
“The activity is due to western disturbance. It has resulted in dust storms, thunderstorms and light rainfall. The wind speed is currently 60 km per hour”, said Kuldeep Srivastava, Head of IMD’s North-West Meteorological Centre.