“So, on any given day, if an earthquake of higher magnitude strikes here, the consequences would be grievous.”
According to the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), many of the buildings in the region do not adhere to mandatory guidelines.
On Friday, May 29, two tremors shook Delhi, peaking at magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale.
Professor Ghose said: “At Richter scale 6.0, the effect of the earthquake in Delhi would be devastating. Many buildings would be razed to dust.”
Comparing the situation to Japan, the earthquake expert said the country “religiously” follows constructions codes.