An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter Scale jolted Jharkhand in the early hours on Friday. According to the National Center for Seismology, the earthquake was felt in Jamshedpur at 6:55 am today. There were no immediate reports of any loss to life or property following the tremors.
Tremors of magnitude 4.0 on the Richter Scale were also felt in Karnataka's Hampi at 6:55 am on Friday, the National Center for Seismology stated.
The epicenter of the earthquake was not known.
Meanwhile, in the past one and a half months, Delhi-NCR has witnessed 11 tremors, all of mild intensity. According to scientists, such small tremors indicate the possibility of a major earthquake in Delhi-NCR in the near future.
The Delhi-NCR belt, especially areas near Yamuna river situates on a very fragile surface that comes under high-risk seismic zones, which is a known fact.
So if an earthquake with a magnitude of close to 6 or little more than hits the region, it will have a devastating impact, Geologists say.