Earthquake tremors felt in Delhi-NCR: An earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale with its epicentre in Delhi shook the national capital region on Sunday, prompting panic-stricken Delhiites to rush out of their homes at a time when the country is under the coronavirus lockdown.
PTI reported that as per the National Centre for Seismology, the earthquake occurred at 5.45 pm on Sunday.
The epicentre of the earthquake was in the National Capital Territory – Delhi – itself, and it occurred at the depth of 8 kilometres.
No immediate report of any damage was reported, said the PTI report.
Reports stated that the tremors of the earthquake in Delhi-NCR region were felt for several seconds, and, as a result, many people rushed out of their homes even during the COVID-19 lockdown.
PTI quoted S Damle, a resident of East Delhi, as saying that he felt his chair shaking and he heard a loud rumbling sound. He was really frightened, Damle added.
The report stated that the epicentre of the earthquake was located at the following coordinates: Latitude 28.7 N and Longitude 77.2 E.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal immediately tweeted stating that tremors had been felt in Delhi, and enquired about everyone’s safety.
Earlier, the Indian Meteorological Department had reported that the epicentre of the earthquake was in East Delhi, said IMD.
More details awaited.