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Earthquake Jolts in Delhi NCR today with 5.5 magnitude; No casualties reported

Earthquake Jolts in Delhi NCR today with 5.5 magnitude; No casualties reported
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Earthquake jolted Delhi-NCR area tonight at 8:50 pm. As per the reports, the strong tremors have also felt in Punjab and Haryana. However, no casualties have reported yet; the reports suggested Uttrakhand was the epicentre of the earthquake. The strong tremors have jolted whole North India with the intensity of 5.5 on the Ritcher scale. Most of the Delhiites came outside of their home to save themselves; also, children’s got scared of a strong earthquake vibrations. As per the reports, of the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the earthquake was felt in different parts of the India and the epicentre was 121km, East of Dehradun.

However, reports are coming that the impact of the earthquake was not so remarkable even many have not felt it. Dehradun reports suggested no casualties. More updates on the Earthquake is still awaited. As per the reports, Delhi is considered as very sensitives Seismic Zone 4 with the close Mahendragarh faultline in the area. It is also known as the third most earthquake-prone city in India.

Now let me explain, you the main reason behind earthquakes. The reason for the earthquake has always been the friction between the Indian plate and the Eurasian plate. The frictions led to movement along the fault lines that releases energy; causes the earthquake.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.

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