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Tremors felt in Delhi-NCR, panic grips residents

By Ians

New Delhi, April 10: Strong tremors were felt in parts of Delhi and the National Capital Region on Sunday triggering a sense of panic among people, many of whom rushed out of their homes for safety.

"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.

[6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan; tremors felt in north India, Afghanistan]


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.


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