Delhi hit by another earthquake, fourth in almost a month

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The national capital was hit by an earthquake on Friday, informed the National Center for Seismology (NCS).

 

Notably, this is the fourth quake in the national capital in a month.

The National Center for Seismology (NCS) said an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.2 on the Richter Scale hit 13km NW of New Delhi today at 11:28 am.

“An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.2 on the Richter Scale hit 13km NW of New Delhi today at 11:28 am,” read the statement from the National Center for Seismology.

On May 10, a medium-intensity earthquake of magnitude 3.4 hit the area near Wazirpur in northeast Delhi.

The same location and the nearby areas were the epicentre of the earthquakes on April 12 and April 13 of magnitude 3.5 and 2.7, respectively.

Of the seismic zones in India, Delhi falls under the fourth-highest zone, making it vulnerable to earthquakes. 

According to the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, seismicity around Delhi appears to be associated with a major geological structure known as the Delhi-Hardwar Ridge.

 

With inputs from ANI

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