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Earthquake of magnitude 3.5 hits Delhi-NCR

NEW DELHI: A medium-depth

earthquake

of magnitude 3.4 hit Delhi on Sunday, a third in no longer as much as a month, the Nationwide Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.

The epicentre of the quake turned into come Wazirpur in northeast Delhi, J L Gautam, Head (Operations) at the NCS, an institute below the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

The a similar space and nearby areas had been the epicentre of the earthquakes on April 12 and 13 of magnitude 3.5 and a pair of.7, respectively.

The quake came about at a depth of 5 kilometres.

Of the 5 seismic zones, Delhi falls below the fourth zone.

An earthquake of magnitude 2.8 had hit the nationwide capital in 2004. Every other quake of magnitude 3.4 turned into recorded in the metropolis in 2001, per decent files.

The major quakes recorded come the nationwide capital had been at Bulandshahr of magnitude 6.7 on October 10,1956, and at Mordabad of magnitude 5.8 on August 15, 1966. Every are in western Uttar Pradesh.

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