Low-intensity earthquake hits national capital

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Mild tremors of earthquake were felt in Delhi-NCR at around 10:36 pm on Monday night. Its intensity was measured at 3.7 on the Richter scale. There have been several mild earthquakes in this area in the past few months. So far there is no news of any damage. According to the National Center of Seismology, its epicenter was 10 km north of Jhajjar in Haryana. Its distance from Delhi is 54 kms.

The intensity of an earthquake is estimated by the energy waves emanating from its epicenter. This wave, which extends for hundreds of kilometers, vibrates. There are cracks in the earth. If the epicenter of an earthquake is at a low depth, then the energy released from it is very close to the surface, causing great destruction.

India is divided into Zone-2, 3, 4 and 5 on the basis of earthquake risk. Zone-2 is considered the least threatened and Zone-5 is considered the most dangerous zone. Most parts of South India fall in Zone-2 with limited danger. Central India also falls in the low risk zone-3.

At the same time, Zone-4 includes parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, North Bengal, Delhi, Maharashtra. Zone-5 includes Jammu and Kashmir, Western and Central Himalayas, North and Central Bihar, North-East India, Rann of Kutch and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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