Delhi jolted by another earthquake; 16th in 2 months
The earthquake had its epicentre 13 km from Haryana’s Gurugram, said India's National Centre for Seismology (NCS)
New Delhi: A low-intensity earthquake of magnitude 2.1 struck near Delhi today (June 8). The epicentre of the earthquake was near Gurugram in Haryana, according to India's National Centre for Seismology (NCS).
The earthquake struck at 1 pm at a depth of 18 km.
According to reports, this is the sixth earthquake to have its epicentre around Gurugram-Rohtak over the last 10 days. And the 16th quake to be reported in Delhi’s neighbourhood since April this year.
Delhi mostly experiences tremors when a quake hits regions as far as central Asia or the Himalayan ranges, known to be a high-seismic zone.
Similarly, on June 5, two mild intensity earthquakes hit Hampi and Jamshedpur districts in Karnataka and Jharkhand respectively.
On June 3, an earthquake of 3.2 magnitude hit near Noida. The tremors were felt in Delhi and other adjoining areas, according to NCS.