An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 with epicentre in Delhi shook the region, prompting panic-stricken people to rush out of their residences.
massive earthquake shook Delhi-NCR on Sunday evening. Tremors were felt all across the national capital region.
Initial reports suggest that an earthquake of a magnitude of 3.5 Richter scale hit Delhi at 5.45 pm on Sunday evening, prompting panic-stricken people to rush out of their residences.
The epicentre is reported to be the north-northeastern region of Delhi. Its epicentre was in NCT Delhi at the depth of 8 km. The epicentre was located at Latitude 28.7 N and Longitude 77.2 E.The epicentre of the Delhi earthquake.
“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,” wrote Satyanarayan Pradhan, the DG of National Disaster Response Forceѕαtчα prαdhαnसत्यनारायण प्रधान ସତ୍ଯ ପ୍ରଧାନ-DG NDRF✔@satyaprad1
Earthquake of Magnitude:3.5 just happened in Delhi NCR
DETAILS OF EARTHQUAKE
Occurred on:12-04-2020, 17:45:03 IST, Lat:28.7 N & Long: 77.2 E, Depth: 8 Km, Region: NCT Delhi.@NDRFHQ @ndmaindia158 · New Delhi, IndiaTwitter Ads info and privacy117 people are talking about this
There was no immediate report of any damage.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also took to Twitter, praying for the safety of the citizens of the national capital. “Tremors felt in Delhi. Hope everyone is safe. I pray for the safety of each one of you,” he wrote.Arvind Kejriwal✔@ArvindKejriwal
The tremors were felt for several seconds and many people rushed out.
“I felt my chair shaking and there was a loud rumbling sound. It was really frightening,” S Damle, a resident of East Delhi, said.
“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.