A WhatsApp message has gone viral that says Delhi will soon suffer a huge earthquake of magnitude 9.1 on the Richter scale. The message says that the quake would hit the national capital between April 7th and April 15th. It has attributed this information to a NASA website. Well, it seems that the message is a hoax.
“According to NASA, the biggest (sic) 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,” the message in erroneous English says.
“The Centre of This Biggest rector’s scale earthquake would be Gurugram. This is the 2nd time in World’s History that huge loss of life and property has declared by NASA. This is biggest Earthquake may occure in Delhi NCR,” it further adds.
If possible move at least for a week from Delhi NCR. Govt will take action very soon on This to save life of People. For More Details
www.nasaalert.com,” the message further says.
The reality, however, is that earthquakes cannot be predicted. Though, warning systems for tsunamis have been developed, the technology for predicting earthquake has not been developed so far. Scientists across the globe are trying to find a solution to this. Also, www.nasaalert.com is a fake nasa website. NASA’s official website is https://www.nasa.gov/– and the agency has not issued any official alert regarding earthquakes.
Hence, it can be said that you are safe for now!