Earthquake in Delhi. The most intensity earthquake struck Delhi-NCR between Tuesday and Wednesday. It is the most powerful earthquake in that century. Prior to this century during July 1960 the shakes from an earthquake that had an magnitude that was 5.6 could be felt inhabitants in Delhi.
In several other states in the country, including Delhi-NCR earthquake tremors during the night between Tuesday and Wednesday left people to their knees in fear. Massive earthquake tremors were heard in Delhi-NCR around two o’clock on the Tuesday. Due to this, many fell asleep. In some colonies and societies the people walked out of their homes to go to sleep within an hour.
There is more risk there Laxmi Nagar, Shahdara and Mayur Vihar – Earthquake in Delhi
Geologists believe that there’s an increased risk of destruction to the city because of the quake that struck Delhi. In reality, the areas closest of the Yamuna river within Delhi include Shahdara, Mayur Vihar and Laxmi Nagar. In this scenario should an earthquake with a high force is recorded in Delhi the area, there is a good chance of losing life and structures in these three areas. The three locations are located along the banks of Yamuna.
The strongest earthquak in Delhi was felt on 27 July 1960
Nepal was the central point of the midnight Tuesday-Wednesday earthquake, which it was magnitude 6.3 in the Richter scale. According to experts it was the most powerful earthquake to hit Delhi. The previous day, on the 27th of July in 1960 the city was struck by an 5.6 magnitude earthquake, and many structures were destroyed. The latest tremors caused by the earthquake also were experienced throughout China as well as Pakistan.
Because of a smaller population, less damage could be caused in earthquake in Delhi
Incredibly, on the 27th of July in 1960, a massive earth quake with a magnitude of 5.6 was felt in New Delhi. Delhi. Because of the earthquake, only a handful of buildings located in capital Delhi was damaged. The decline from the city’s population Delhi was also a factor in the less damage.
A seismic event of greater than 7 magnitudes could strike Delhi
Delhi-NCR is located in the seismic zone 4 and has an extremely high intensity earthquake. According geologists, because it is within the seismic zone-4 that an earthquake of magnitude 8 in the Richter scale could also happen. If it does due to the large population density of Delhi it could result in loss of income and a massive losses of lives.
It is important to note that people from the entire region in North India, including Delhi-NCR who fell asleep in deep sleep were stunned by the tremors strong and powerful of the earthquake around 1.57 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. In contrast According to National Center for Seismology, the deepest point that the earthquake struck was about 10 km below the surface. However its magnitude was recorded to be 6.3 in the Richter scale.
We would like to inform you that even at 8.52 at night on Tuesday there were tremors felt across several districts in Uttar Pradesh and its intensity was recorded at 4.9 in the Richter scale. It was followed by an earthquake that occurred at 1:57 pm on Wednesday night. It had a 6.3 magnitude.