Severe earthquake rocks Srinagar ( Kashmir, India)
Indo-Asian News Service, May 8, 2004
An earthquake of severe intensity rocked Srinagar and its adjoining areas this afternoon. The tremors, which were felt around 1445 hours, lasted more than 15 seconds, and forced people to rush out of their houses and offices. A weather office spokesman said details about its epicentre were not immediately known. This was the second quake in the Srinagar during the past 24 hours. Yesterday, a mild earthquake occurred at 1222 hours.
Massive earthquake may hit Delhi in near future
News Service, May 6, 2004
Residents of Delhi, particularly those living in high rise buildings in the city's eastern parts, be warned. A massive earthquake may not be far away. The spate of 10 minor quakes ranging from 1.6 to 3 on the Richter scale in the past month is suggestive of a probable large one in the near future, said Jitender Pal, a project officer with the Disaster Risk Management Programme of New Delhi. Delhi, a city of 15 million, is located barely 300 km away from the Himalayas, placing it under risk.