Earthquake measuring 2.7 on Richter scale shakes Delhi at 1.26 pm today, the second one to hit the national capital in less than 24 hours; no reports of damage yet
New Delhi: For the second day in a row, an earthquake measuring 2.7 on the Richter scale hit Delhi. So far, no damage has been reported.
The quake with its epicentre near Wazirpur in northeast Delhi, occurred at 1.26 pm, as per reports.
On Sunday, an earthquake measuring 3.5 on Richter scale with epicentre at Sonia Vihar hit the national capital, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) under the ministry of earth sciences.
According to experts, people felt strong tremors is because the depth of the earthquake is moderate (not very deep), and with the ongoing lockdown there is very little ambient noise or vibrations due to traffic movement.
NCS said that Delhi’s last noticeable earthquake was on April 24 in 2018 of magnitude 3.5 and prior to that an earthquake of magnitude 3.8 occurred on September 7, 2011 near the Delhi-Haryana border. Delhi had also recorded low magnitude earthquake with epicentre within Delhi in 2007. Another similar earthquake was recorded in Delhi on April 28, 2001 of 3.4 magnitude, according to officials.