Strong earthquake tremors felt in Delhi-NCR, parts of north India -
Strong earthquake tremors felt in Delhi-NCR, parts of north India
Posted 13 Feb 2021 10:45 AM


Strong earthquake tremors felt in Delhi-NCR, parts of north India


Strong tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR and parts of north India for several seconds on Friday night after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck near Tajikistan. However, there were no immediate reports of any loss of life or damage to property. Taking to Twitter, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he was praying for everyone's safety as tremors were felt in the national capital. "Earthquake tremors felt in Delhi. Praying for everyone's safety," he tweeted. "At around 10:30 pm, I felt strong tremors. When I saw some people coming out of their houses in my neighbourhood, I realised that it was an earthquake," said a shopkeeper in Rajinder Nagar area of Delhi. The quake was also felt across Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and even Rajasthan. The earthquake struck at the depth of 91.6 km and its epicentre was located 35 km west of Murghab town in Tajikistan. It occurred at 10:31 pm (local time). After the earthquake, NC leader Omar Abdullah tweeted: �Not since the earthquake of 2005 have the tremors in Srinagar been bad enough to force me out of the house. I grabbed a blanket & ran. I didn�t remember to take my phone and so was unable to tweet �earthquake� while the damn ground was shaking.� Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has said that no reports of any damage so far in Amritsar or other parts of Punjab following the earthquake. Top officials of Punjab Police and local administration are keeping a close watch on the situation. People came out of their houses in Amritsar following tremors in the state. "The tremors were very strong," a local said. Earlier, it was reported that Amritsar was the epicentre of the earthquake, however, minutes later the National Center for Seismology (NCS) reviewed its earlier update about the earthquake and said that the epicentre of the quake was Tajikistan and not Punjab's Amritsar. The intensity was 6.3 on the Richter scale.

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