Earthquake in India today: Low intensity earthquake hits Meghalaya, hours after Haryana’s Rohtak

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Updated: Jun 26, 2020 7:52 PM

As per the National Center for Seismology, tremors were felt at about 3:32 pm in Haryana's Rohtak area.

earthquake, rohtak, rohtak earthquakeEarthquake tremores were felt in Haryana’s Rohtak (File Image: Reuters)

Earthquake in India today: An earthquake of magnitude 3.3 on the Richter scale hit 79 km west of Tura, Meghalaya today, the National Center for Seismology said. Earlier, an earthquake of magnitude had 2.8 struck near Haryana’s Rohtak on Friday afternoon. As per the National Center for Seismology, tremors were felt at about 3:32 pm. Delhi and the adjoining national capital region have been hit by several moderate to low intensity earthquakes in the past couple of months.

Today’s earthquake was the second this week in Rohtak. The Delhi-NCR has recorded 18 earthquakes so far since April 12. As many as eight tremors have originated from areas in and around Rohtak.

With areas surrounding Delhi witnessing frequent jolts, people have started questioning whether it is an indication of a big earthquake taking place in future. However, experts have shot down all such fears saying there is no unusual seismic activity in and around Delhi.

Vineet Gehlot, who is affiliated with National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) in Hyderabad and was former head of the National Centre for Seismology, Delhi said there is no need to panic as these small quakes have no relation with any impending big tremor. Gehlot said Delhi does not even lie on the fault lines, an IE report said.

CP Rajendran, professor of Geodynamics at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru, recently said that there is a very little possibility of having a major earthquake in the Delhi-NCR.

“We don’t have the faultlines in Delhi that stretch for hundreds of kilometres, like the way we have in Himalayas which is known for its high seismic activities. There are local faultlines and are bound to release the stress resulting in quakes,” news agency PTI quoted Rajendran, as saying.

 

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