‘Is it the big one?’ Strong tremors spark late-­night panic in Delhi­-NCR | India News

NEW DELHI: Robust tremors jolted elements of north India sending shock waves throughout Delhi-NCR at 10.17pm on Tuesday as an earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck the Hindu Kush area in Afghanistan.
The tremors lasting about 30 seconds pressured panic-stricken individuals to hurry out of buildings and take refuge in open areas as fears of a “massive earthquake” hitting the Indian Himalayan area, as forecast by consultants, have been revived. There was no speedy report of any lack of life or property.


The fireplace division acquired a grievance concerning a constructing tilting in east Delhi’s Shakarpur space nevertheless it turned out to be a “goodwill name made by cautious neighbours”.


Robust earthquake tremors jolt Delhi-NCR

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Officers at Nationwide Centre for Seismology (NCS) stated that the depth of the earthquake was 156km. In response to J L Gautam of NCS, the explanation that robust tremors have been felt in Delhi-NCR was due to the good depth of the quake. “Quakes final for a really brief interval. So, if you happen to stay in a highrise, relatively than making an attempt to entry an open space, take refuge below a desk or sit subsequent to beams,” he stated.

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