Delhi-NCR shook for about 15-20 seconds at around 2.30pm on January 24, reverberating in the echo of an earthquake, measuring at 5.8 on the Richter scale that hit Nepal. The tremors were felt across Delhi and surrounding areas, forcing people scurrying from their offices and homes to areas of apparent safety.
“An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter Scale hit Nepal at 2:28 pm today,” National Center for Seismology (NCS) said.
The quake’s epicentre was in Nepal at a place 148 km east of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand, it added.
Residents of Delhi-NCR took to social media to share videos of ceiling fans and household objects shaking during the tremors that lasted less than a minute.
There have been no reports of damage caused by the earthquake so far.