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Earthquake strikes Delhi, tremors felt in NCR

Earthquake in Delhi NCR Today: Tremors were felt in parts of Delhi and NCR on Sunday. The Indian Meteorological Department said the epicentre of the earthquake was in East Delhi, and it measured 3.5 on the Richter scale.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 12, 2020 11:09:05 pm
Delhi earthquake Earthquake in Delhi NCR Today: Tremors were felt in parts of Delhi and NCR. (Representational)

Earthquake in Delhi NCR Today: Tremors were felt in parts of Delhi and surrounding areas on Sunday evening after a mild earthquake struck the national capital. Tremors were also felt in the national capital regions of Noida and Ghaziabad also.

According to the National Centre for Seismology, the quake occurred at 5.45 pm. The Indian Meteorological Department said the epicentre of the earthquake was in East Delhi and it measured 3.5 on the Richter scale. No damage to any property has been reported so far.

“Tremors felt in Delhi. Hope everyone is safe. I pray for the safety of each one of you,” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted. The epicentre was located at Latitude 28.7 N and Longitude 77.2 E.

“Earthquake of Magnitude: 3.5 just happened in Delhi NCR. Occurred on:12-04-2020, 17:45:03 IST, Latitude:28.7 N and Longitude: 77.2 E, Depth: 8 Km, Region: NCT Delhi,” said Satyanarayan Pradhan, the DG of National Disaster Response Force.

The tremors were felt for several seconds and many people rushed out of their homes. “I felt my chair shaking and there was a loud rumbling sound. It was really frightening,” PTI quoted S Damle, a resident of East Delhi, as saying.

“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.

(With PTI inputs)

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