Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Delhi-NCR jolted by earthquake

The tremors of the earthquake were felt in several parts of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).

New Delhi: As if the coronavirus pandemic and the locust problem is not enough now the Delhi-NCR region has been jolted by an earthquake.

An earthquake, measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale, jolted the national capital and its surrounding regions on Friday evening.

According to the National Centre for Seismology, the earthquake, with a depth of 3.3-kilometre, occurred at 9.08 pm. It’s epicentre was 16 km east-southeast of Haryana’s Rohtak district.

No casualties or damage to properties have been reported so far.

The tremors of the earthquake were felt in several parts of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).

“An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 on the Richter Scale hit 16 km ESE of Rohtak in Haryana at 21:08 hours today,” the national center for seismology was quoted as saying by TOI.

The epicenter of the earthquake was reportedly 49 kilometres north-west of Delhi.
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