Earthquake of 2.1 magnitude hits Gurugram, tremors felt in Delhi

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Updated: Jun 08, 2020 2:23 PM

Earthquake with a magnitude of 2.1 on the Richter Scale hit Gurugram on Monday afternoon.

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Gurugram Earthquake, Gurgaon Earthquake: A low intensity earthquake hit Gurugram in Haryana on Monday afternoon. “An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.1 on the Richter Scale hit Gurugram, Haryana today at 1300 hours,” National Center for Seismology said. The earthquake struck at a depth of 18 km, the agency said.

The tremors were felt in some parts of Delhi and its surrounding areas also.

Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) have recorded at least 14 earthquakes of low or medium intensity  since April.

As per the seismic map of India, Delhi lies on Zone IV. As per the National Center for Seismology, earthquakes in Zones IV and V can be destructive or worse.

Haryana witnessed twin earthquakes on May 29 and tremors were felt in the national capital too. The first quake of 4.5 magnitude was recorded in Rohtak, while the second one struck moments later at about 10 pm.

Haryana’s Faridabad district was the epicentre of 2.5 magnitude earthquake on May 28. On May 15, 2.2 magnitude earthquake had rattled Delhi and surrounding areas.

More detail are awaited.

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