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    Two quakes hit Rohtak in one-hour span; tremors felt in Delhi

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    The first quake, a medium intensity one of 4.5 magnitude, hit the Haryana city at 9.08 p.m. at a depth of 5 km. The second quake was of lower intensity of magnitude 2.9 and occurred at the same location at 10 p.m., the National Centre for Seismology said.

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    NEW DELHI: Two earthquakes hit Rohtak in Haryana in a span of an hour on Friday, tremors of which were felt in the national capital, the National Centre for Seismology said.

    The first quake, a medium intensity one of 4.5 magnitude, hit the Haryana city at 9.08 p.m. at a depth of 5 km.

    The second quake was of lower intensity of magnitude 2.9 and occurred at the same location at 10 p.m., the NCS said.

    There were no immediate reports of any loss of life or property.

    Rohtak is nearly 60 km from Delhi.

    The areas around Delhi are known for reporting low-intensity earthquakes.

    Since April 12, Delhi alone has reported four low intensity quakes -- April 12 (3.5), April 13 (2.7), May 10 (3.4) and May 15 (2.2).
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    4 Comments on this Story

    Shailo43 days ago
    4 earthquakes in 2 weeks in Delhi and 2 in Rohtak yesterday are foreboding of an even more catastrophic quake to hit the NCR region. Delhi is sitting on a time bomb and the increased seismic activity spells trouble. The next one very well could be above 7.5 Richter scale. The Delhi administration better have its disaster management team on high alert as the city cnn only withstand up to 6. Any more and the devastation could be unimaginable. Hospitals are full of Covid cases and in no position to service a calamity of such magnitude. God help us!
    Shloka Bhatt43 days ago
    its a warning of bigger earthquake in Delhi where millions will die because of rampant illegal construction. Every 5 the main election topic of parties is who will legalize most illegal construction...
    Subbu India43 days ago
    Corona, Cyclone, Swarms and now earthquake. Where this country is leading to.
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