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Earthquake strikes Delhi, tremors felt in Nangloi

An earthquake of magnitude 2.3 on the Richter scale struck the Delhi’s Nangloi on Friday morning at 5:02 am, according to India's National Center for Seismology. No damage or casualty has been reported so far.

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New Delhi Updated on: December 25, 2020 8:26 IST
Earthquake strikes Delhi, tremors felt in Nangloi
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Earthquake strikes Delhi, tremors felt in Nangloi

An earthquake of magnitude 2.3 on the Richter scale struck the Delhi’s Nangloi on Friday morning at 5:02 am, according to India's National Center for Seismology. No damage or casualty has been reported so far.

"Earthquake of magnitude 2.3 on the Richter scale hit Nangloi in Delhi at 5:02 am today, National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.

Earlier, on December 17, a medium-intensity earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter Scale hit several parts of Delhi and NCR.

On Thursday, a low-intensity earthquake of 3.0 magnitude on the Richter scale hit Nagaon in Assam.

Earthquakes of less than five magnitude are unlikely to cause large-scale damage, unless in case of weak or compromised structures.

According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences' National Centre for Seismology, the earthquake, with a depth of five km, had its epicentre near Alwar district in Rajasthan. It struck at 11.46 p.m.

The tremors prompted people to venture out of their homes in fear. No casualties or damage to properties were reported.

Delhi is prone to big earthquakes as the city falls in seismic zone IV - a very high-risk zone.

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