Earthquake tremor wave hits Delhi-NCR
Another wave of earthquake tremors has travelled across the Indian capital and neighbouring territories. People in Delhi and NCR could feel shakes at around 19:00:50 IST today, on July 3rd, 2020. Reports mark the epicenter in Alwar district of Rajasthan, at the depth of 35 km. Magnitude of the earthquake is estimated as high as 4.7 on the Richter Scale.
No property damage or injury has been reported yet.
Seismic activity in Delhi and NCR is recorded by 16 detectors set around the city and the region. The devices report even the weakest jolts which may not be noticed by people in daily life.
Since April the national capital and its neighbouting territories have faced earthquake tremors over 14 times, including today’s one:
- 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)
- June 3 – Faridabad (3.2);
- July 3 – Alwar, Rajasthan (4.7).
Eartquake with the magnitude above four (4) points fall into the category of medium intensity, under four – low intensity.
Despite the recent frequency of earthquakes, scientists do not see any reason for panic and consider the current seismic activity in Delhi-NCR as normal.