Minor quake rattles Delhi; no damage reported

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New Delhi, Nov 26 (UNI) A light intensity earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale jolted Delhi and its adjoining areas early this morning, but there were no reports of injuries or damage.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the tremors, which occurred at 0443 hrs, were felt only in New Delhi and the surrounding areas.

The epicentre of the quake was at 28.6 degrees north and 77 degrees east, 10 km from Bahadurgarh, a town right on Delhi's western border with Haryana, it added.

The IMD said thousands of people, particularly living in high-rise buildings, panicked and ran out of their beds when the temblor struck.

Ravi Sachdeva, a travel company manager, ran with his family into an open space at an apartment complex in south Delhi.

''I was terrified, so I ran out of my house with my wife and child,'' he told UNI.

Though the earthquake was described by the meteorological department as one of ''light intensity'', it's impact was much more because of the epicentre being on the Delhi-Haryana border.

The police and fire services in Delhi said there were no reports of any injury or damage due to the quake.


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