It is als no surprise that an Earth sign or a Pṛthwī Tattwa Rāśi (Prithwi Tattwa Rashi) is rising in the Lagna at the time of the earthquake. Virgo is one amongst the three Earth signs, the others being Taurus and Capricorn. The lord of the Lagna, Budha is Nīca (Neecha) or debilitated in the Māraka Sthāna (Maraka Sthana) and there could be loss of life in this earthquake. Early reports reveal that it has measures 7.8 on the Richter scale. The loss of life is also possible due to the presence of Cañdra (Chandra) in the Keṅdra Bhāva (Kendra Bhava). Gurū (Guru) protects in the 9th House and there is tremendous affliction in the 2-8 axis with cases of conflagrations possible with so much Agni in the 8th Bhāva is unforeseen problems.
Furthermore in mundane astrology Delhi is governed by Kanyā Rāśi (Kanya Rashi)/ Virgo making it a high intensity earthquake.