New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 on the Richter scale struck Champhai in Mizoram at 5.26 pm on Sunday, National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said. The epicenter of the earthquake 25km South South-West (SSW) of Champhai.  So far, there has not been any report of damage to property or loss to life after the earthquake.

This was the second earthquake in Champhai in the last two days. Earlier on July 3, a similar intensity earthquake had hit the region. The same day, an earthquake of magnitude 4.5 on the Richter Scale struck parts of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).

According to the National Center for Seismology, the epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km southwest (SW) of Gurgaon in Haryana around 7 pm on Friday, forcing the people to rush out of their homes. Tremors were also felt across Rajasthan' Jhunjhunu district and Haryana's Narnaul.

 

The science behind Delhi's frequent earthquakes

Professor Chandan Ghosh of the civil engineering department of IIT Jammu said that Delhi falls in the northern region. It is in Zone-4 in terms of earthquake, so it is sensitive. Earthquake centers are also changing due to changes in the environment.

This is happening due to changes in tectonic plates. Delhi is close to the Himalayas, which was formed by mixing of tectonic plates such as India and Eurasia. Due to the movement in these plates, areas like Delhi-NCR, Kanpur and Lucknow are the most prone to earthquakes. 

Posted By: Shashikant Sharma