On Sunday, earthquake tremors were felt in parts of Delhi, reported news agency ANI. According to National Center for Seismology, earthquake of magnitude 3.5 hit Delhi. More details awaited.
According to the NCS, the magnitude of the earthquake was recorded 3.5 on the Richter scale. The time of the earthquake was 01:45 pm. The epicentre of the earthquake is 21-km North-Northeast (NNE) from Delhi, said the NCS.
The same location and nearby areas were the epicentre of the earthquakes on April 12 and 13 of magnitude 3.5 and 2.7, respectively. The quake occurred at a depth of five kilometres.
Of the five seismic zones, Delhi falls under the fourth zone. An earthquake of magnitude 2.8 had hit the national capital in 2004. Another quake of magnitude 3.4 was recorded in the city in 2001, according to official data.
The major quakes recorded near the national capital were at Bulandshahr of magnitude 6.7 on October 10,1956, and at Mordabad of magnitude 5.8 on August 15, 1966. Both are in western Uttar Pradesh.
(Inputs from Agencies)
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