Tremors Scare Delhi

November 13 06:03 2013

tremorsNew Delhi, November 13 – Delhi residents woke up with fear at midnight when four slight intensity tremors quivered the capital of India on Tuesday. Though, no information regarding any casualty or damage to property was reported post the quakes, but people seemed worried asking themselves – is really Delhi all set to handle mishaps, if caused by powerful tremors?

On the Richter scale, the tremors early Tuesday measured in the range of 2.5 to 3.3. Although the intensity was mild, yet it was sufficient to make citizens to jolt out of the bed. Fear on the faces of people was apparently visible when tremors between 12.41 AM and 3.40 AM panicked them.

The epicentre of all the four quakes is believed to be regions of New Delhi. The first earthquake of 3.1 intensity felt at 12.41 AM, whereas the other three quakes of 3.3, 2.5 and 2.8 intensities took place at 1.41 AM, 1.55 AM and 3.40 AM, respectively.

Any harm to life and property is though not reported but tremors within short duration of time have left the crowd in an anxious state. Several old buildings in the capital city require reconstruction. Besides, many residential colonies are extremely congested that it would be tough to provide emergency medical assistance to injured people if untimely tremors cause severe destruction or accidents.