• October 17, 2021

New Delhi, May 30, 2020.

Tremors were felt across Delhi and in the nearby regions of Noida and Gurugram as well on Friday late evening after two earthquakes hit Rohtak in Haryana in a span of an hour. There were no immediate reports of casualties or loss of property.

The firs quake wasa a medium intensity one of magnitude 4.6 had epicentre in Rohtak in Haryana, said National Centre for Seismology. According to the NCS, the quake occurred at a depth of 5 km at 9.08 pm.

A second quake occurred within a span of one hour and was of lower intensity of magnitude 2.9 and occurred at the same location at 10 pm, the NCS said. Rohtak is situated nearly 60 km from Delhi.

Earthquakes of less than five magnitude are unlikely to cause large-scale damage, unless in case of weak or compromised structures. Delhi lies on Zone IV of the seismic map of India. Zones IV and V have a high probability of destruction.

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