New Delhi: A magnitude 2.6 earthquake struck Delhi on Saturday at 3:36 PM, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS). The quake’s epicentre was located 10 km beneath the earth’s surface in the North district.
While there were no reports of casualties or property damage, the event underscores the seismic risk faced by Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).
Delhi and NCR fall in Zone IV of the Bureau of Indian Standards seismic zoning map, indicating a substantial likelihood of moderate to high-intensity earthquakes. Just days prior to Saturday’s quake, tremors were felt across Delhi, NCR, and northern India due to a 5.6 magnitude earthquake in west Nepal.