Earthquake in Delhi-NCR: Tremors were felt in Delhi on Friday evening after an earthquake of 4.5 magnitude struck near Rohtak in Haryana, which is about 65 kilometres from the national capital.
According to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS), the earthquake occurred at 9.08pm with a depth of 5 kilometres.
This was the seventh earthquake to have been felt in the national capital since April 12 this year, as per data from the NCS.
Friday’s earthquake had a higher magnitude than those recorded previously since April 12 in and around Delhi, with a range of between 3.5 and 2.
As per NCS officials, earthquakes of less than 5 magnitude and higher depth range are unlikely to cause large-scale damage, unless in case of weak or compromised structures. Earthquakes with shorter depth range and higher magnitudes are prone to cause more damage.
Delhi lies on Zone IV of the seismic map of India. As per the NCS, Zones IV and V have high probability of earthquakes that can be destructive or worse.
The last earthquake was recorded on May 15, which had a magnitude of 2.2, near North Delhi’s GTB Nagar.
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