Low intensity quake hits Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad: A low-intensity earthquake of magnitude 2.9 hit Ghaziabad in the National Capital Region (NCR) on Wednesday, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS).

The quake occurred at 7.09 pm at a depth of five kilometres, the NCS, which functions under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), said.

According to the MoES, the NCS has started a geophysical survey over the Delhi region for an accurate assessment of seismic hazards following a string of tremors in Delhi-NCR in 2020.

The NCS will also carry out analysis and interpretation of satellite imageries and geological field investigations for locating the faults in the Earth’s surface, the ministry said.

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Both the field surveys, geophysical and geological, are expected to be completed by March 31, it added.

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