May 28 2020
Four earthquakes rattle National Capital Region
11 November 2013

Strong tremors shook the national capital and its suburbs after four earthquakes struck within a span of three hours early today.

The first quake, measuring 3.1 on the Richter scale occurred at 12.41 am, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The tremors reportedly lasted for three to four seconds. The epicentre of the quake was centred near Sainik Farms area in South Delhi and happened at a depth of 10 kilometres below the ground.

The second quake, 3.3 in intensity, followed an hour later at 1:41 am and was felt in Delhi and its adjoining satellite towns of Noida and Ghaziabad. The epicentre of this quake lay further south, centred south-east of Manesar beyond Gurgaon in Haryana.

The last two quakes of 2.5 and 2.8 magnitude followed at 1.55 and 3.40 am respectively, their epicenter being the same as the second one.

Several people rushed out of their houses after the temblors struck.

Micro-blogging site Twitter too was abuzz with reports of the quakes.

"Yes, tremors in Delhi just a minute ago. Like thunder coming from the ground!" tweeted Jamal Shaikh.

"This must be the strongest earthquake tremor I have ever felt. It was like the earth shivering. #Delhi (sic)" tweeted a person with Twitter handle @DilliDurAst.



Related Stories