Earthquake with magnitude 2.3 strikes near Delhi

An earthquake of magnitude 2.3 was reported near Delhi on Friday morning, according to India’s National Center for Seismology. The epicentre of the earthquake was 18 km west-northwest (WNW) of New Delhi, India, the agency said. The earthquake struck at 5:02 AM IST at a depth of 5 km from the surface.

According to the information, mild tremors were felt in Delhi as well as some areas of NCR, including Noida and Ghaziabad. However, it has not yet been officially confirmed. No damage to life and property has been reported so far. The development comes barely days after a medium-intensity earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter Scale hit several parts of Delhi and NCR on December 17. As per the National Center for Seismology (NCS), Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), the epicentre of the earthquake was in Rajasthan’s Alwar and the tremors were felt at around 11.46 pm. The tremors were experienced by the residents in the region.