An earthquake of medium intensity jolted Delhi and its satellite towns late last night, pulling panic-stricken people out of their homes.
The tremors, measuring 4.2 on Richter Scale with Haryana’s Sonepat as epicentre, were felt across Delhi and its adjoining satellite towns of Ghaziabad and Noida in Uttar Pradesh and Gurgaon in Haryana at 11:28 pm.
The tremors were felt for less than ten seconds. “The intensity was 4.2 and the epicentre was Sonepat,” Shailesh Nayak, Secretary in Ministry of Earth Sciences, and IMD Director General Ajit Tyagi said.The quake sent shivers among citizens who ran out of the high-rise buildings.There were no immediate reports of any casualty. The fire brigade and police said they have not received any immediate calls of casualty or damage.
A report from Chandigarh said that tremors were felt in Panipat, Faridabad, Gurgaon among others towns of Haryana.
People rushed out of their homes in Chandigarh and Sonepat. The tremor was felt very “sharp for some seconds” in Sonepat, witnesses said.