Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) experienced a notable earthquake on Sunday afternoon, sending strong tremors through the area.
The earthquake, estimated to have a magnitude of 3.1, struck at 4:08 pm, causing significant vibrations in Delhi and its neighboring regions. According to the National Centre for Seismology, the epicenter of the quake was located in Faridabad, Haryana, at a depth of 10 kilometers. This geological event originated approximately nine kilometers to the east of Faridabad and 30 kilometers to the southeast of Delhi.
This seismic occurrence follows closely on the heels of a recent 6.2 magnitude earthquake in western Nepal, which generated substantial tremors across North India, including Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh. The Nepal earthquake was the most powerful in a series of successive quakes that drew attention to the region’s vulnerability to seismic activity.
In addition to these events, Afghanistan experienced a significant earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 on Sunday, occurring approximately 34 kilometers from Herat, the provincial capital. This comes just over a week after a series of powerful earthquakes and subsequent aftershocks in Afghanistan led to the tragic loss of thousands of lives and the widespread destruction of villages in the country.
The recent seismic activities in the region underscore the importance of preparedness and vigilance for potential earthquake occurrences, especially in areas susceptible to such natural events.