News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Updated Fri, 25 December 2020 05:47 AM IST
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The quake was felt in Delhi once again. Its intensity was 2.3 on the Richter scale, according to news agency ANI. The quake struck at 5.2am on Friday. This is the second time in ten days that an earthquake has shaken Delhi.
3.0 magnitude earthquake at Richter scale in Delhi this morning: 0:00 magnitude: Nasmic Center for Seismology
– ANI (UNI) December 25, 2020
There have been more than 10 earthquakes in Delhi since the lockdown and their epicenter has been around the NCR. Scientists recently predicted a major earthquake in the Himalayas and said that a major earthquake could occur at any time in the Himalayan range with a series of earthquakes. Its intensity can be eight or more on the Richter scale.
Scientists claim that it could wreak havoc on the densely populated countries around the Himalayas, and that the capital, Delhi, will remain in its grip. However, it is not yet known when the quake will strike. Scientists believe they are expected to arrive in the next 100 years.
Similar claims have been made in previous research
Supriya Mitra, a professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, also considers the research to be appropriate. According to Mitra, some previous research has also pointed out this.
However, it is impossible to predict when such a strong earthquake will occur. Previous studies have been evaluated based on satellite images, but this research has determined the time and magnitude of prehistoric earthquakes based on geology, he said.
Some mild earthquakes in northern India in the last six months
There have been several mild earthquakes in northern India in the last six months, which supports the possibility of a major earthquake in the Himalayas. According to scientists, many such small earthquakes are a sign of great destruction.