Delhi-NCR Experiences Its Third Mild Earthquake

Publish On: 10 May, 2020 05:17 PM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

NEW DELHI: Mild tremors were felt in parts of the capital Region on Sunday, measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale, being the third earthquake within the last one month having its epicentre in the region, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.

According to the NCS -- the nodal agency of the Union government for monitoring of earthquake activity in the country -- the magnitude of the Sunday's earthquake was recorded at 3.5 on the Richter scale.

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"The earthquake was reported at 1.45 p.m. having its epicentre at 20 km north of New Delhi at 5 km depth," the NCS said.

There were no immediate reports of any causality or loss of property.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted saying he's "praying for everyone's safety".

While the capital is susceptible to earthquakes, the region is the epicentre of a quake is rare. However, in the last 30 days, the city has witnessed three earthquakes having epicentre in the region.

On April 12 and 13, mild intensity earthquakes were felt in the region having epicentre in Delhi. in the two cases also, there have been no reports of any damage.

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Delhi, as well as the rest of the country, is under lockdown since March 25 because of the coronavirus outbreak.