After the briefcase bomb blast at high court in the morning at 10:24 am, an earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale shook Delhi at 11.28pm on Wednesday.
The tremor lasted 5-6 seconds and had its epicenter at Sonipat in Haryana. Residents ran out of their houses in various parts of the capital but there were no reports of damage to life and property.
As per seismic map of India prepared by Bureau of Indian Standards 58.6% areas of the country fall into earthquake zone V (very high risk), IV (high risk) and III (moderate risk). While Delhi, Amritsar and Chandigarh fall under zone IV (high risk), Srinagar comes under zone V (very high risk). A total of 30 cities fall under Zones IV & V.