An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude in Nepal sent tremors as far as Delhi-NCR in the wee hours of Wednesday. People were jolted out of their sleep in Delhi and adjoining Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram and Faridabad. According to the National Center for Seismology, the earthquake occured at 1:57 am. The depth of the earthquake was about 10 km, it said.
“Earthquake of Magnitude:6.3, Occurred on 09-11-2022, 01:57:24 IST, Lat: 29.24 & Long: 81.06, Depth: 10 Km, Location: Nepal,” National Center for Seismology said in a tweet. The epicentre of the earthquake was at 90 km southeast of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand, bordering Nepal, the centre added.
People in Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad reported experiencing tremors for several seconds. No report of any loss of life or property has been received till the filing of this article. Tremors were also felt in several parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and some parts of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan as well.
This was second earthquake to have hit Nepal in less than 24 hours. An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 was reported in the Himalayan country at 8:52 pm on Tuesday.
Social media platforms such as Twitter and WhatsApp were flooded with news and updates regarding the earthquake. Over 25,000 tweets were registered with #earthquake and #earthquakeindelhi on Twitter within minutes of tremors. Several people described the earthquake as really strong and one that they never experienced before.