Several regions of India are highly earthquake-prone. It has been known since long that the national capital may face disastrous consequences if any earthquake with its epicentre around Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) strikes. And all we can expect is panic and fear if the residents of Delhi-NCR come across an alert warning of a high-magnitude earthquake in the region. While scientists are yet to find ways to predict earthquakes, several messages routinely flood the social media warning about such natural disasters in some part of the world.
One such message on WhatsApp has been doing the rounds for the past few days. Attributing the information and warning to American space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the message warned that an earthquake measuring 9.1 on Richter scale would strike Delhi-NCR between April 7 and April 15.
The message said, “According to NASA, the biggest earthquake will hit Delhi soon. The Rector’s Scale is 9.1 or may be 9.2. Date has not cleared yet but it may occur in Between 7th of April to 15th April. Loss of life has declared in Lacs.”