The National Capital was jolted by a medium-intensity earthquake measured 4.2 on the Richter scale on Thursday. The tremors lasted for a few seconds only, but people ran out of their homes in haste.
National Center for Seismology informed that the epicentre of the earthquake was recorded some 48 km southwest of Alwar, Rajasthan. The tremors were triggered at a depth of 5 kilometres below the earth surface at around 11:46 pm. People rushed out of buildings, but there was no report of damage to property or life.
Panicked people also started trending earthquake on social media. The National Capital is located in an active seismic zone-IV, which is a very high-risk zone. Delhi is a congested city and many of its structures aren’t built to withstand any shock of 6 or more on Richter scale and may result in catastrophic damages.