Delhi hits another earthquake to 2.1 magnitude.
The string of earthquakes or tremors have sparked concerns that a bigger quake could strike the national capital region. Seismologists say the increased frequency does not necessarily imply that a major one is coming but stress that monitoring them is key to being prepared. Unlike many other natural disasters, earthquakes cannot be predicted with any degree of certainty.
A low-intensity earthquake of magnitude 2.1 hit Delhi today, according to the National Centre for Seismology. The earthquake was epicentred around 13 km of the bordering Gurgaon and had a depth of 18 km.
A low-intensity earthquake of magnitude 2.1 struck near Delhi today as mild tremors were felt in the national capital. This is the thirteenth earthquake to hit the national capital region in the last two months.
The epicentre of today’s earthquake was near Gurgaon in Haryana, according to India’s National Center for Seismology.
The National Centre for Seismology said that epicenter of the earthquake was at the Delhi-Gurgaon border It occurred at 1 pm at a depth of 18 kilometre.
All the recent 13 earthquakes recorded in the Delhi-NCR region were of low to medium intensity – 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) and June 3 – Faridabad (3.2). Of these 13, only the quake occurred at Rohtak was above 4 which falls under the medium intensity quake.
Delhi falls under the fourth-highest zone in India, making it vulnerable to earthquakes. But there haven’t been too many earthquakes which have its epicentre in the national capital. Delhi mostly experiences tremors when a quake hits regions as far as central Asia or the Himalayan ranges, known to be a high-seismic zone.