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Earthquakes in Delhi are usual, no need to worry: Scientists – News 24

New Delhi: The National Centre of Seismology, beneath the Ministry of Earth Sciences, on Monday sought to assuage the folks’s concern relating to frequent earthquakes in the nationwide capital.

Asserting that tremors between two to three magnitude are traditional and have hit town 100 instances in the final ten years.

The clarification got here a day after a medium-depth earthquake of magnitude 3.four hit town. Its epicentre was close to Wazirpur in the northeast of the capital.

“Delhi has been witnessing earthquakes in the range of two to three magnitude frequently. There is nothing to worry about as they are a normal phenomenon. In the last ten years, the city has been hit by more than 100 earthquakes,” an official from the seismology centre instructed IANS.

Clearing the air, the founding father of Live Weather of India additionally asserted that Delhi and its surrounding areas have at all times remained residence to small quakes. “We just keep on releasing pressure from time to time with minor quakes,” Navdeep Dahiya assured.

On April 12, an earthquake of magnitude 3.5 had struck town and tremors have been felt in Noida and Ghaziabad as nicely.

According to knowledge collated from the National Centre of Seismology’s web site by Dahiya, the NCR area has been hit by 11 earthquakes between March 23 to May 10. As all these got here amidst a nation-huge lockdown, they added extra to worries of the folks.

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