A medium intensity earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter Scale hit the national capital and parts of northern India on Thursday. Many tweeted about the earthquake despite the tremors hitting early in the morning. According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake shook the national capital at around 4.30 am and was epicentred 13 kilometres southeast of Bawal in Haryana. The quake had a reported depth of 10 kilometres. No damage to life and property was reported in the city or in the outskirts.
The tweets reflect how Delhi is still not over the government’s demonetisation move and some even took a dig at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
It’s a Natural Alarm ⏱ for Delhiites to wake up and stand in the long queues of Bank. #earthquake
— DIVYA 😎 (@theCandidDiva) November 17, 2016
— Bindas Ladki (@bindasladki) November 17, 2016
— Basant Wadhwa (@basantwadhwa) November 17, 2016
— Ankur Sharma (@AnkurrS) November 16, 2016
Many said the quake was strong enough to wake them up.
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