Earthquake hits Delhi, tremors felt in adjoining areas

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Earthquake hits Delhi-NCR

A mild earthquake hit Delhi on Sunday, with tremors being felt in adjoining areas including Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram. Magnitude of the earthquake is yet to be gauged.

Last earthquake in Delhi-NCR was reported on July 1, when tremors hit adjoining regions too. It measured 4 on the Richter Scale, which means mild tremors were experienced. 

The epicenter of the earthquake lied in Haryana’s Sonipat and hit the aforementioned regions at 3:37 pm. Residents immediately evacuated their buildings and rushed out of their houses. 

Prior to this, a low-intensity earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale was also felt in India-Nepal border region. There were, however, no reports of any damage.

The earthquake, whose epicentre was 42 kilometres away from Nepal’s Bharatpur, bordering Bihar in India, hit at 09:37 am, USGS National Earthquake Information Center’s website said. 

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