A medium intensity earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter Scale shook the national capital and neighbouring Haryana in the wee hours on Thursday.
According to the National Center for Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences, the mild tremor hit Delhi at around 4.30 am and was epicentred near Delhi-Haryana border.
#Earthquake of magnitude 4.4 felt in Delhi & NCR at around 4:30 AM. Bawal near Rewari in Haryana was epicentre. No casualties reported yet.— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) November 17, 2016
The earthquake had a depth of 10 kilometres, it said. There was no immediate loss of life and property reported from anywhere in the city. Many people tweeted about the earthquake despite the tremor hitting early in the morning. An earthquake of 3.6 magnitude hit Punjab's Jalandhar district on Wednesday. The quake had a depth of 13 kilometres.
Many people took to Twitter to inform about it:
Though d magnitude & intensity was very low the tremor was very high..it jolted very badly , #earthquake— archie (@soniakarn) November 17, 2016
Yet another #earthquake. This time it's the capital. Hope Delhi is back on its feet.— shravan (@shravang) November 17, 2016
(Feature image source: Twitter| Mohit Yadav)