A low intensity earthquake of magnitude 2.1 on the Richter scale hit Gurugram in Haryana on Monday (June 8) afternoon. The National Center for Seismology said that the earthquake struck at a depth of 18 km in Gurugram, Haryana at 1300 hours today (June 8). No casualty was reported after the incident.
Tremors were also felt in some parts of Delhi and its surrounding areas. Since April, Delhi and surrounding areas of the national capital region (NCR) have recorded atleast 14 medium to low intensity earthquakes. According to the seismic map of India, the national capital lies in zone IV.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.1 on the Richter Scale hit Gurugram, Haryana today at 1300 hours: National Center for Seismology
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According to the National Center for Seismology, earthquakes in zones IV and V can be destructive or worse. On May 29, Haryana had witnessed twin earthquakes and tremors were felt in the national capital too. The first quake of 4.5 magnitude was recorded in Rohtak, while the second one struck moments later at around 10 pm.
On May 28, Haryana’s Faridabad district was the epicentre of the 2.5 magnitude earthquake. Meanwhile on May 15, a 2.2 magnitude earthquake hit Delhi and surrounding areas.