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Earthquake in Delhi: Amid Coronavirus lockdown now earthquake hits national capital

Last Updated on April 14, 2020 at 11:25 am

An earthquake of low intensity was felt in New Delhi and Northern parts of India on Sunday afternoon. Most of the people who were inside their homes when the earthquake hit and came running out.

Earthquake in Delhi and other states including Punjab and Haryana was felt at around 5.45 pm. Most of the people were sitting inside their homes due to a national lockdown owing to Coronavirus when they felt tremors.

Alok Sharma a resident who workd for a private company in Delhi said that earthquake in Delhi and NCR was felt when people were watching television as it was a holiday on Sunday and there was no work from home. He said that the earthquake shook his bed and he came out of the building.

People even in other parts of Delhi and NRC came out of their buildings. While the government is advocating social distancing, an event like earthquake can force people to break the rules.

A tremor is the thing that happens when two squares of the earth out of nowhere slip past each other. The surface where they slip is known as the deficiency or issue plane. The area underneath the world’s surface where the seismic tremor begins is known as the hypocenter, and the area straightforwardly above it on the outside of the earth is known as the focal point.

Once in a while a seismic tremor has foreshocks. These are littler quakes that occur in a similar spot as the bigger seismic tremor that follows. Researchers can’t tell that a quake is a foreshock until the bigger seismic tremor occurs. The biggest, fundamental quake is known as the mainshock.

Mainshocks are littler tremors that happen subsequently in a similar spot as the mainshock. Contingent upon the size of the mainshock, delayed repercussions can proceed for a considerable length of time, months, and even a very long time after the mainshock