An earthquake of magnitude 2.6 rocked Delhi on Saturday. The earthquake reportedly occurred at 3:36 pm.
There was no report of casualty or damage to property.
“Earthquake of Magnitude:2.6, Occurred on 11-11-2023, 15:36:53 IST, Lat: 28.80 & Long: 77.20, Depth: 10 Km, Location: North District, Delhi, India,” the National Center for Seismology posted on social media platform X.
It said the epicentre of the quake that struck at 3:36 pm was near Burari, 20 kilometres north of Delhi.
While the earthquake was mild, many residents said they didn’t feeling the tremors. Nevertheless, the incident has raised concerns, as Delhi is situated in seismic zone IV, prompting heightened awareness about the region’s vulnerability to seismic activity.
For the last few months, Delhiites have been feeling the tremors. Last week only, a seismic event with a magnitude of 5.6 rattled Nepal, causing tremors felt throughout the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR).
This followed closely on the heels of a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Nepal just days prior, which resulted in the tragic loss of 153 lives and injuries to 160 people, marking the deadliest earthquake in the region since 2015.