New Delhi, Sep 9: An earthquake of magnitude 3.8 on Richter scale hit Haryana at 4:37 pm on Sunday. According to a tweet by ANI, the epicentre of the mild quake was Haryana's Jhajjar area. Mild earthquake tremors were also felt in the National Capital Region (NCR) and its surrounding areas on Sunday. There are no reports of loss of life or injury so far. More details are awaited.
Many people from Delhi, Gurugram, Noida and Ghaziabad took to Twitter just after they felt the earthquake tremors.
The earthquake in Delhi comes days after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the northern island of Hokkaido in Japan. According to reports, the Japanese authorities claimed that 37 people have been confirmed dead from a powerful earthquake that struck last week. The Hokkaido government said Sunday that two people remain missing and one other person has no vital signs.
Earlier in August, a 5.0 magnitude earthquake hit West Bengal's Hooghly district. Tremors were also felt in six districts of West Bengal including Kolkata and several parts of Odisha.
Earthquake tremors felt in Delhi NCR pic.twitter.com/YYVPDoI0Qi
— ANI (@ANI) September 9, 2018
#earthquake I felt n earthquake few minutes back in Gurugram. Did someone else feel it?
— atindra singh (@atindrapratap) September 9, 2018
There was #earthquake I just felt it in Mahavir Enclave Delhi.
— Sanjukta Basu (@sanjukta) September 9, 2018
Was there an earth quack in Delhi NCR or is it me losing ground !#earthquake
— alka pande (@pandealka) September 9, 2018
#earthquake in South Delhi.
— Jyotika Cheema (@JyotikaCheema) September 9, 2018
On Friday, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook southeastern Iran, killing at least one person and damaging houses in several villages, Iranian state media reported. The U.S. Geological Survey put the earthquake’s magnitude at 5.5 and said it struck 200 km southwest of the city of Zahedan at a depth of 26 km (16 miles).