Earthquake jolts Delhi and adjacent areas
Chandigarh: No casualty was reported from anywhere in northern India as an earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale hit the region overnight.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) here said on Thursday that the epicentre of the earthquake was near Sonepat in Haryana, 65 km from New Delhi.
The tremors, at 11.28 pm, were felt in varying degrees in Haryana, Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir.
But the earthquake did spark panic, forcing many people to jump out of their beds and scurry out of their homes in panic.
The first report on the earthquake said it measured 6.6 on the Richter scale. This was later downgraded to 4.2.
"There were a lot of rumours floating around, particularly of aftershocks of bigger intensity," a Sonepat administration official said.
In the national capital, many rushed out of their homes after the tremors.
"We could not sleep for the rest of the night fearing another tremor. Thank god nothing happened," said Shweta Sharma, a resident of east Delhi.
Delhi falls in Zone 4 of earthquake intensity zones and is designated a high damage risk zone.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Afzal Guru row: JNU Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar arrested
- DNA: Analysis on actions taken against students protesting at JNU
- Missing girl from Ghaziabad, Dipti Sarna returns; reunited with family
- DNA: Analysis on actions taken against students protesting at JNU - Part II
- Watch: How students at JNU showcased anti-India spirit! - Part II
- Afzal Guru row: JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar arrested by Delhi Police
- Fitoor movie review: Tabu overpowers, Katrina Kaif, Aditya Roy Kapur leave a lasting impact!
- Was abducted, blindfolded for four hours; Snapdeal employee Dipti Sarna narrates her ordeal
- VIDEO: Shikhar Dhawan reveals impact of Yuvraj Singh in India dressing room
- Kidnappers treated me well, gave me money to reach home: Snapdeal executive Dipti Sarna's 36-hour ordeal