Earthquake tremors occurred in Delhi-NCR at 2.51 pm on Tuesday.
Earthquake tremors occurred in Delhi-NCR at 2.51 pm on Tuesday. People came out of offices and homes. An atmosphere of panic was visible everywhere. According to the National Center for Seismology, the intensity of the earthquake was measured at 6.2 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 5 km from the ground in Nepal. Its tremors were felt in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. This is not the first time of the year that earthquake tremors occurred in Delhi-NCR. Earthquakes occurred several times this year in Delhi-NCR.
The first earthquake of the year occurred in Delhi-NCR on 24 January. This earthquake of 5.8 magnitude had created panic.Now let us understand what is the danger of earthquake in Delhi NCR. From earthquake point of view, Delhi NCR is considered very sensitive.The reasons for this have been considered to be over-exploitation of water, high-rise buildings and underground construction. Due to Delhi-NCR being in the Himalayan region, the danger is high. This is the reason why earthquakes occur in Delhi NCR several times a year.
Delhi is in Zone-4, know its meaning
Understanding the dangers of earthquake, geologists have divided the country into five categories. The area of Delhi NCR falls in Seismic Zone-4. Seismic activities occur in this part of North India. Delhi-NCR is a region that was formed by the tectonic plates of India and Eurasia.
According to a report, Zone-5 includes the center of the Himalayas, Kashmir and the Rann region of Kutch. Zone-4 includes Delhi, Maharashtra and Jammu and Kashmir. Whereas Zone-3 is called Moderate Damage Risk Zone. It has cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Bengaluru.According to the National Center for Seismology, there is a danger of earthquake in Delhi.
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