1 min read.Updated: 29 May 2020, 11:36 PM IST Edited By J. Jagannath
The first quake, a medium intensity one of 4.5 magnitude, hit the Haryana city at 9.08 p.m
The second quake was of lower intensity of magnitude 2.9 and occurred at 10 pm
New Delhi: 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.
This is the third time tremors have been felt in Delhi-NCR in the month of May and fifth time in the last two months.
People took to Twitter to claim that it's proverbial end for India what with the country already grappling with locust swarms, coronavirus, cyclone. In no time, #earthquake became the top Twitter trend in India.
On 15 May, Delhi was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.2 on the Richter Scale hit 13km NW of New Delhi and earlier on May 10 a medium-intensity earthquake of magnitude 3.4 had hit the capital with an epicentre near Northeast Delhi's Wazirpur area.
The same area was also the epicentres of the earthquakes of magnitudes 3.5 and 2.7 respectively which hit on April 12 and April 13.