Earthquake in Delhi-NCR: Tremors felt in Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon; epicenter Gohana, Haryana

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New Delhi | Updated: June 2, 2017 4:46:04 PM

Earthquake in Delhi NCR: Strong tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR in early hours of Friday. People took to social media to share their experience.

Earthquake jolts Delhi-NCR. (Representative Image: Reuters)

Earthquake in Delhi-NCR: Two medium intensity tremours were felt in Haryana, in Delhi and other parts of northern India in early wee of Friday. The first quake, which wes felt for around a minute, shook Delhi and NCR areas occured at 4:20 am. According to United States Geological Survey, the quake measured 4.7 on the Richter scale. Meanwhile, the second quake hits Haryana as earthquake tremors with a magnitude of 3.2 wes felt in Rohtak at 8.13 AM today. There have been no reports of loss of lives up till now. The USGS said that the epicentre was at a depth of 10 kms for the second jolt, while the depth of the first quake was 22 km.

Panicked by the jolt, people took to social media to share their experience. “RT if you came to Twitter just to confirm if that was an #Earthquake! #Delhi Gurgaon,” a Twitter user wrote. “Earthquake in Delhi again? Anyone felt it?” Tweeted Nivi Shrivastava, another Twitter user. “When you are awake at this time of the night and your bed trembles. Delhi #earthquake,” Neha Tekriwal, another Twitter user wrote.

Earlier in the day, an earthquake of magnitude 3.2 had hit Senapati district in Manipur at 5:48 pm. However, no damage to property or loss of life was done by the mild intensity quake. Tremors were also felt in Sikkim earlier in the day, another north-eastern state. The quake was measured 4.6 on the Richter scale.

Earlier, on Thursday, two moderate intensity earthquakes hit Bhaderwah and Doda belts of Jammu and Kashmir. Mild tremors were also felt several parts of north India, including the national capital. The quake, which measured 4.7 on the Richter scale, struck the Bhaderwah belt at 7.23 pm, officials said. While the second tremor, 3.2 intensity, jolted Bhaderwah Valley at 7.48 pm, PTI reported.

The report said that tremors were also felt in the adjoining areas of Bhaderwah Valley, including parts of Doda, Bhalessa, Malwana and Marmat. Panic-stricken people reportedly rushed out of their homes in some areas of Bhaderwah.

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