As per the reports, two low-intensity separate earthquakes were reported on Wednesday morning from Jammu and Kashmir and Haryana. According to a Tweet of India Meteorological Department, the first earthquake came in Jammu and Kashmir at 5:15 am with a magnitude of 4.6. The second quake was felt at 5: 43 am in Haryana and epicentre was state’s Jhajjar district.
“Earthquake of Magnitude:4.6, Occurred on:12-09-2018, 05:15:18 IST, Lat:35.6 N & Long: 76.3 E, Depth: 174 Km. Region: Jammu and Kashmir,” reads the IMD-Earthquake Tweet.
So far no casualties have been reported in both the earthquakes.
This is the second time in last 5 days that tremors were felt in Haryana. Earlier on Sunday, earthquake tremors were felt in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR), reported news agency ANI.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the earthquake of magnitude 3.8 on the Richter scale hit Haryana’s Jhajjar. The earthquake struck at about 4:37 pm at a depth of 10 km. ]
Many people from Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad took to Twitter just after they felt the earthquake tremors. A Twitter user wrote that she felt vibrations in Mahavir Enclave of Delhi. However, there have been no reports of loss of life and property so far. The entire national capital region lies in very sensitive Seismic Zone 4.
“Delhi has been divided into three broad zones of vulnerability in case a high-intensity earthquake hits the city. Areas like Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), AIIMS, Chhatarpur and Naraina fall under the safest zones, while the eastern, central and northern parts of the city fall under the high-risk zones,” Ministry of Earth Sciences report in 2016, said