Flutter in North India; 5.2 magnitude in New Delhi

A Gentle earthquake grumbled through a large swaddle of north India. The medium-intensity earthquake rocked office buildings in New Delhi and its satellite towns, pulling people out of their houses and offices.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter was approximately 30 miles west of New Delhi. The 5.2 magnitude earth tremor had a profundity of 11.9 miles, the USGS said.

The director of India’s Department of Seismology, R.S. Dattatreya, said the earthquake evaluated 4.9 on the Richter scale and hit at 13:11 local time (0741 GMT) and also said that he did not anticipate significant aftershocks because of the low order of magnitude of the earthquake.

The earth tremors, evaluating 4.9 on the Richter scale with Haryana’s Bahadurgarh as epicenter, were experienced across Old Delhi and its adjacent satellite towns in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana and some places in Punjab also experienced the tremors, the Metrological Department said. The earthquake came about 9km beneath the surface. The earth tremors were condoled with less than ten seconds.

Five people were reportedly wounded in Uklana in Haryana, while a few buildings abided damage in Hisar. A portion of a school’s roof crumbled in Rohtak due to the earthquake, but no harms were accounted. The fire brigade and police too said they had not received any immediate calls of casualty or damage.

New Delhi sits near two faults and just two weeks ago underwent its first citywide earthquake drill to prepare civil servants and hospital services for emergencies.

According to the Seismic Zone Mapping handled the Geological Survey of India (GSI), Delhi is amongst 30 metropolises in the country caving in geographical zone IV, which is formed as a severe intensity seismic zone. Tremors were experienced in the Capital on Sept 18 last following an earthquake with an intensity level of 6.8 on the Richter scale near the Sikkim-Nepal border. On Sept 8 last, a quake of 4.2 magnitude with Haryana’s Sonepat as epicenter, had swayed the Capital.

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