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3.5 magnitude mild earthquake in Delhi ; epicenter near UP border

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Earthquake tremors felt in parts of Delhi

New Delhi : A low-density earthquake of 3.5 magnitude stuck in Delhi on Sunday around 1.45 PM. This is the third earthquake to hit the city with Delhi-UP Border as its epicenter, since the lockdown to control the spread of the novel coronavirus. Two earthquakes – one measuring 2.7 magnitude and the other measuring 3.5 on Richter Scale – had hit the city last month

There was no immediate loss of life or property .The epicenter of the Delhi earthquake was somehow on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border.

Delhi falls under the fourth of the five seismic zones. It is rare that Delhi has been the epicentre of an earthquake. The city, however, feels tremors when a quake occurs even as far as central Asia or in the Himalayan range, which is a high seismic zone.

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The major quakes recorded near the national capital were at Bulandshahr of magnitude 6.7 on October 10,1956, and at Mordabad of magnitude 5.8 on August 15, 1966. Both are in western Uttar Pradesh.

(With inputs PTI , ANI and NDTV)

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