5.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Gujarat; epicentre at Rajkot

5.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Gujarat; epicentre at Rajkot

Ahmedabad: An earthquake measuring 5.Eight magnitudes on the Richter Scale struck 122 km north-northwest f Rajkot, Gujarat at 8:13 pm on Sunday (June 14), in accordance with National Center for Seismology. 

Gujarat has witnessed three main earthquakes previously with probably the most devastating in 2001, one other in Anjar in 1956 and the third in 1918 within the Rann of Kutch. As per experiences, the earthquake that struck Gujarat on January 26, 2001, measured 6.9 on the Richter scale and lasted for slightly over 100 seconds. 

Over the previous two months, greater than a dozen earthquake and gentle tremors have struck the nationwide capital. 

According to some high geologists of the nation, 10 low to average depth tremors, shaking Delhi-NCR within the span of 1 and a half month point out {that a} highly effective earthquake may strike India’s National Capital in close to future. Unfortunately, Delhi falls below excessive danger seismic zone-Four and its border cities are witness to mushrooming progress of excessive rise non-public buildings, loads of them which don’t adhere to obligatory tips of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) set for earthquake resistant building.

On June 3, a medium depth earthquake of magnitude 3.zero occurred close to Noida within the nationwide capital area. The epicentre of the quake was 19 km southeast of Noida in Gautam Buddh Nagar district of western Uttar Pradesh adjoining Delhi.

Since April 12 to May 29 this 12 months, ten earthquakes have been recorded in Delhi-NCR by National Centre for Seismology. During this era, 4 tremors in Uttarakhand and 6 in Himachal Pradesh have been additionally recorded.

Most of those earthquakes have been of low magnitude measuring from 2.Three to 4.5. However, a sequence of such earthquakes ostensibly warn of a serious earthquake to hit Delhi in coming days. One of the explanations for rising numbers of tremors hitting Delhi is that the native fault system right here is kind of energetic. Such fault techniques round Delhi are able to producing an earthquake of magnitude round 6 to six.5, IANS quoted Indian Metrology Departmen official as saying.

A examine additionally revealed that components of south and central Delhi are extra safer then areas that are situated close to the riverbed of Yamuna.

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