News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Updated Fri, 25 Dec 2020 05:47 AM
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Earthquake tremors have been felt once again in Delhi. According to the news agency ANI, its intensity on the Richter scale was 2.3. The quake came on Friday morning at 5.2 am. This is the second time in ten days that Delhi has been shaken by an earthquake.
Earthquake of magnitude 2.3 on the Richter scale hit Nangloi in Delhi at 5:02 am today: National Centre for Seismology
– ANI (@ANI) December 25, 2020
Ever since the lockdown took place, there have been more than 10 earthquakes in Delhi and their center has also been around NCR. Some time ago, scientists had predicted a major earthquake in the Himalayas and said that major earthquakes can occur at any time with a series of earthquakes in the Himalayan mountain range. Its intensity can be eight or even higher on the Richter scale.
Scientists claim that in the densely populated countries around the Himalayas, it can cause massive destruction and the capital Delhi will also be in its grip. However, when these earthquakes will occur, it is not yet estimated. Scientists believe that they are expected to come in the next 100 years.
Even such claims were made in earlier research
Professor Supriya Mitra of the Department of Earth Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, also believes this research to be correct. According to Mitra, some earlier research has also pointed this out.
However, it is impossible to make any guesses as to when such a severe earthquake will occur. He said, earlier studies were assessed based on satellite images, but in this research the timing and size of the most recent prehistoric earthquakes have been defined based on geology.
Several mild earthquakes in North India in the last six months
There have been several mild earthquakes in the last six months in North India, which base the possibility of major earthquakes in the Himalayas. According to scientists, many such small earthquakes are a sign of great destruction.