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Low-intensity earthquake and Dust storm strikes Delhi

Delhi and its adjoining area hit by an low intensity earthquake once again; third in a month


Tremors of an earthquake were felt in felt in parts of Delhi and the national capital region. The tremors were felt soon after a dust storm and rains lashed south and east Delhi. This is the third low-intensity earthquake in Delhi since the COVID-19 Lockdown.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted out saying he is “praying for everyone’s safety”.

Delhi had witnessed two back-to-back incidents of low-intensity earthquakes in April. On April 13, a moderate intensity quake of magnitude 3.5 hit the national capital at a depth of 8 km. The very next day, another low-intensity earthquake of magnitude 2.7 shook parts of Delhi.

According to the National Centre of Seismology, the earthquake measured 3.5-magnitude on the Richter scale. It had its epicenter in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. No casualty or loss of property has been reported. Earlier a massive dust storm had hit the national capital on Sunday while some of the areas in Delhi have also received light episodes of rain.

Of the five seismic zones in the country, Delhi falls under the fourth-highest zone.

Also Read: 3.5-Magnitude Earthquake Hits East Delhi

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