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Earthquake jolts Delhi-NCR, epicentre in East Delhi

New Delhi and National Capital Region was rocked by earthquake tremors on Sunday. The tremors were felt at 5.45 pm. It is not yet known where epicentre of this earthquake was.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: April 12, 2020 18:40 IST
Earthquake tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

Earthquake tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

Residents in New Delhi and National Capital Region experienced tremors of earthquake on Sunday. The tremors were felt at 5.45 pm. They lasted 3-4 seconds. The epicentre of the quake was in East Delhi about 8 km underground. As per the initial reports, tremors were felt in Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad. The intensity of the quake was measured to be 3.5 on the Richter Scale. In some areas of Delhi-NCR, people rushed into the balconies of their homes and even rushed outside.

There are no reports of large scale destruction or casualty as of now.

"I felt my chair shaking and there was a loud rumbling sound. It was really frightening," S Damle, a resident of East Delhi, said.

The epicentre was located at Latitude 28.7 N and Longitude 77.2 E.

"Tremors felt in Delhi. Hope everyone is safe. I pray for the safety of each one of you," Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.

"We were watching TV and suddenly felt the tremors. We ran out of the house. Few of our neighbours had also gathered outside. We greeted them from a distance and returned to the house," said Arefa Sultana, a resident of Lajpat Nagar 1.

People have been staying at home due to the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus.

(With inputs from PTI)

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