Mild earthquake strikes national capital with epicentre in west Delhi
The National Centre for Seismology said that an earthquake of 2.7-magnitude occurred hit the national capital at around 4.42pm.
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 the national capital. 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.
“Earthquake of Magnitude:2.7, Occurred on 22-03-2023, 16:42:35 IST, Lat: 28.66 & Long: 77.03, Depth: 5 Km ,Location: 17km WNW of New Delhi,” NCS tweeted.
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.
"A PCR call regarding the tilting of a building due to the earthquake was received from the Shakarpur area. Police, PCR, Fire brigade and District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) reached the spot. Apparently, no crack or tilt was observed in the building. The caller said he called as he suspected a tilt," said Delhi Police.