Delhi-NCR is looking to approach near a big jolt as it got hit by its 14th earthquake today. A low-intensity earthquake of magnitude 2.1 on the richer scale hit Delhi around 1:00 P.M. on Monday.
The National Centre for Seismology said that the earthquake was epicenter around 13 km of the bordering Gurgaon at a depth of 18 km. This earthquake comes just 4 days after the Faridabad one on June 3rd. It was 3.2 on the richer scale. Being on Earthquake vulnerability zone 4 Delhi is always on risk of earthquakes. 30% of Delhi falls under Zone V which is extremely high-risk region.
Delhi has several faultlines that generate earthquakes. Further, it also feels the impact of quakes that are epicentred as far as the Hindukush mountains in Afghanistan and even in Nepal. Seismologists say that this series of mild, low, and medium intensity earthquakes can trigger a bigger one.
The first of the 14 came on 12th April since then it has been a regular event in the region. Here is the timeline of the earthquakes:
- April 12 – Delhi (3.5 on the Richter scale)
- April 13-Delhi (2.7 on the Richter scale )
- April 16 – Delhi (2 on the Richter scale )
- May 3 – Delhi (3 on the Richter scale )
- May 6 – Faridabad (2.3 on the Richter scale )
- May 10 – Delhi (3.4 on the Richter scale )
- May 15 – Delhi (2.2 on the Richter scale )
- May 28 – Faridabad (2.5 on the Richter scale )
- May 29 – Rohtak (4.5 and 2.9 on the Richter scale )
- June 1 – Rohtak (1.8 and 3 on the Richter scale )
- June 3 – Faridabad (3.2 on the Richter scale )