Monday, March 5, 2012

Earthquake in North India, strong tremors in Delhi

An earthquake felt across north India has shaken buildings and sent office workers running into the streets in the Indian capital, New Delhi
New Delhi Strong tremors were felt in Delhi and its surrounding areas at 1.10 pm today. In South Delhi's Greater Kailash Part One, where the NDTV studio is located, the building could be felt shaking. Viewers in Gurgaon also said that they could feel the tremors. However, there were no reports of any casualty or damage. No aftershocks were reported.

Initial reports placed the earthquake's magnitude between 4.9 and 5.2 on the Richter scale. The epicentre was reportedly Bahadurgarh in Haryana. In Delhi, some cellphone networks went down for a bit.

"In Vasant Kunj (South Delhi) we felt the tremors for about 6-7seconds," said NDTV viewer Shahida Khan. "I work in DLF Cybercity in Gurgaon and the earthquake was pretty strong here," posted Pankaj Sachdeva on our forum. (Post your comments here) In Sector 49, Sohna Road, Gurgaon, people ran out of offices. "It felt stronger here compared to recent tremors we've felt in Delhi and nearabouts. The floor shook hard on the third floor," said Tia Mohan who works at Electrolux.

" Yes, in my office too at South Delhi (Jasola). We all felt tremors with good strength. Chairs, lifts were shaking," shared Shyama.

A portion of a school's roof crumbled in Rohtak due to the earthquake, but no injuries were reported.

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