2nd Earthquake in Delhi within 24 hours

A day after north India felt tremors of the strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake with the epicentre in Afghanistan, the National Centre for Seismology has recorded 2.7 magnitude earthquake in Delhi. The earthquake monitoring agency said that the epicentre of the quake was in west Delhi. According to NCS, an earthquake of magnitude 2.7 occurred around 4.42pm. Join Whatsapp/Telegram Groups

A powerful earthquake of 6.8-magnitude that struck Afghanistan’s remote Hindu Kush mountains had jolted north India, including the national capital, on Tuesday night and panicked locals came out on the streets as the tremors struck.

Following the tremors, Delhi Fire Services received calls about tilted buildings and cracks appearing in buildings in Jamia Nagar, Kalkaji and Shahdara areas.

Earthquake in Delhi: Reason of Earthquake

According to reports, the earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude hit countries including Turkmenistan, India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan. The epicenter is believed to be 90 km from Kalafgan in Afghanistan.

“As we know that the Indo Australian plate is colliding with the Eurasian plate and this release happened in that region. The HKH region is very active seismologically. The reason why people in northwest India and Delhi felt is for relatively longer time is because of the depth. The depth of the fault is over 150 km so first primary waves were felt and then secondary waves. Aftershocks are likely now but they can’t be Forecast”, J L Gautam, head of office and Scientist at National Center for Seismology, said.