3.5 magnitude earthquake hits parts of Delhi-NCR, no damage reported
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: A medium intensity earthquake struck parts of Delhi-NCR on Sunday afternoon. However, no loss of life or any kind of damage has been reported so far.
According to National Center for Seismology, the earthquake measured 3.5 on the Richter Scale and it occurred at 1.45 pm at a depth of five kilometres.
Delhi falls under the fourth of the five seismic zones.
Following the earthquake, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted and prayed for the safety of everyone in the region. "Tremors felt in Delhi. Praying for everyone's safety," Kejriwal said in a tweet.
This is the third earthquake in Delhi in less than a month. On April 12, an earthquake of 3.5 magnitude had struck Delhi and its adjoining areas. However, no damage was reported.
The earthquake had occured at 5.45 pm and the epicentre was in NCT Delhi at the depth of eight km and at Latitude 28.7 N and Longitude 77.2 E.
Then a day later, another earthquake, measuring 2.7 on the Richter Scale, had hit the national capital. However, there were no reports of any kind of damage. The National Centre for Seismology had said that the earthquake occurred at 1.26 pm at a depth of five kilometres.
The earthquakes in the Delhi-NCR comes at a time when the people have been staying at home due to the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Last month, a fake message that claimed that NASA had predicted that a strong earthquake might struck Delhi-NCR from April 7 to 15 also went viral. However, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) fact-checked the message and found it to be fake.
"According to NASA's assessment, a strong earthquake is going to happen in Delhi. #PIBFactCheck: The video being viral is a reality analysis done by a news channel in 2018, according to which it is a #FakeNews. No such prediction has been made by NASA," PIB fact-check team tweeted.
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma