Low-intensity earthquake hits Delhi, nearby areas

Tremors were felt in Delhi and nearby areas on Sunday afternoon. The earthquake measured 3.5 on Richter Scale.

An earthquake measuring 3.5 on Richter Scale shook parts of Delhi and adjoining areas on Sunday afternoon.

No loss of life or property was reported.

As per an alert by the Delhi Disaster Alert Centre, tremors were felt in parts of Delhi and nearby areas on 1.45 pm on Sunday. The epicentre was at the depth of 15 km near the Delhi-UP border.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also took to Twitter, praying for the safety of the people.

This is the third earthquake in Delhi in less than a month. On April 12, tremors were felt all across the national capital region as a 3.5 intensity earthquake shook Delhi-NCR.

Its epicentre was in Wazirabad in northeast Delhi at the depth of 8 km. The epicentre was located at Latitude 28.7 N and Longitude 77.2 E.

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A day later, the residents of Delhi felt tremors once again when a low-intesnity earthquake of 2.7 magnitude hit the NCR. There were, however, no reports of any damage.

The National Centre for Seismology said the earthquake occurred at 1.26 pm at a depth of 5 kilometres.

Delhi falls under the fourth of the five seismic zones.

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