New Delhi: Medium-intensity earthquake tremors were sensed in Delhi and NCR regions on Monday (July 5) night prompting the public to evacuate their positions. According to reports, tremors were sensed in the national capital and parts of Gurugram at around 10:40 pm.
Several buildings of Delhi and Haryana’s Gurugram took to social media to report the tremors.
The National Center for Seismology (NCS) revised the reports and assured that an earthquake of magnitude 3.7 hit Jhajjar in Haryana at 10.36 pm on Monday. The epicenter, 5 km deep, has been traced to a spot 10 km north of Jhajjar.
“Earthquake of Magnitude:3.7, happened on 05-07-2021, 22:36:54 IST, Lat: 28.70 & Long: 76.65, Depth: 5 Km ,Location: 10km N of Jhajjar, Haryana,” the National Centre of Seismology tweeted.
On June 20, a low-intensity tremor of magnitude 2.1 struck the Punjabi Bagh zone in the national capital. Since last year, the Delhi-NCR has revealed a few quakes, most of them of lower intensity.
The NCS has placed additional earthquake recording devices for close administering of seismic activity in and around Delhi after the NCR region observed a chain of tremors from April to August last year.
Based on the review of satellite details, signatures of active faults have been seen at various spots like Wazirabad, Timarpur and Kamla-Nehru-Ridge in Delhi; Jhunjhunu and Alwar district of Rajasthan; Sonipat, Sohna, Gurugram, Rohtak, Rewari and Nuh districts in Haryana; and Baghpat district in Uttar Pradesh.
The National Capital Region of Delhi and its neighbors had sustained minor and small magnitude earthquakes from April to August 2020. The epicenter of these earthquakes were spotted in areas of northeast Delhi, Rohtak, Sonipat, Baghpat, Faridabad and Alwar.