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3.5-Magnitude Earthquake Hits East Delhi

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An earthquake shook Delhi-NCR on Sunday night. The tremors from this earthquake have been felt throughout the nationwide capital area.

As per preliminary experiences, an earthquake of three.5 magnitude on the Richter scale has hit Delhi at 5.45 pm on Sunday night. This promoted panic stricken individuals to hurry out of their properties.

It’s being reported that the epicenter of this earthquake could possibly be East Delhi’s Sarita Vihar space in keeping with Nationwide Middle for Seismology beneath the ministry of earth sciences. The placement coordinates are latitude 28.7 N and longitude 77.2 E, depth eight km.

Satyanarayan Pradhan, the DG of Nationwide Catastrophe Response Drive, shared the news on Twitter. He wrote:

“Earthquake of Magnitude: 3.5 simply occurred in Delhi NCR. Occurred on:12-04-2020, 17:45:03 IST, Latitude: 28.7 N and Longitude: 77.2 E, Depth: eight Km, Area: NCT Delhi”

The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal additionally tweeted soon after the earthquake hit, hoping for everybody’s security.

“Tremors felt in Delhi. Hope everyone seems to be protected. I pray for the protection of every one in every of you.”

There have been no experiences of damages or accidents to date. As most individuals have been at house because of the coronavirus lockdown, they took to social media and posted concerning the earthquake.

Delhi is at the moment beneath lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Delhi authorities has sealed 20 COVID-19 hotspots within the nationwide capital to fight the unfold of the novel virus. The transfer comes quickly after the Uttar Pradesh authorities determined to seal determined to fully seal hotspots in 15 districts of the state to keep away from additional unfold of Coronavirus.

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