Earthquake: Panic breaks out as strong tremors felt in Delhi, NCR

According to latest reports, strong tremors were felt in Delhi, NCR.

Updated: Apr 10, 2016, 18:00 PM IST
Earthquake: Panic breaks out as strong tremors felt in Delhi, NCR

New Delhi: Panic gripped residents as strong tremors were felt in Delhi, NCR on Sunday around 4 PM.

USGS reports that the earthquake's epicentre was 282 km North East of Kabul in Afghanistan.

It was measured 6.6 on the Richter scale.

Delhi Metro services have been temporarily halted in the wake of the earthquake.

The earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale at a depth of 190 km hit Hindukush mountain region at 3:58 PM," said J L Gautam, Operations Head of National Centre for Seismology.

Delhi Fire Department and police officials said control rooms have not received any calls reporting major damage or collapse of any buildings.

 

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was in Delhi Secretariat when the tremors were felt tweeted, "earthquake!!! It was really scary! I could see plants and furniture shaking at 6th floor office of Delhi secretariat. Wish all is well".

 

Delhi Metro services were affected for a brief period in the wake of the tremor and resumed later.

"Service were halted briefly after the quake but we resumed operations soon after," a Delhi Metro official said.

(More details awaited)

(With Agency inputs)