Massive tremors were felt in Delhi today following two earthquakes in Nepal, one of magnitude 4.6 and the other of magnitude 6.2, which occurred within 25 minutes of each other at a depth of 5 km. The first earthquake struck Nepal at 2:25 p.m., followed by the second at 2:51 p.m.
The National Centre for Seismology issued a statement saying, “Earthquake of Magnitude: 6.2, Occurred on 03-10-2023, 14:51:04 IST, Lat: 29.39 & Long: 81.23, Depth: 5 Km, Location: Nepal.”
The earthquake was felt in areas of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). Following the second earthquake, residents in Delhi-NCR experienced significant tremors and left their offices and high-rise buildings.
“We hope you’re all safe. Please evacuate your buildings to a safe location, but do not panic. USE ELEVATORS AT YOUR OWN RISK! “Dial 112 for any emergency assistance,” Delhi Police stated in a statement.
Tremors have also been reported in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow, Hapur, and Amroha. Following the two earthquakes in Nepal, parts of Uttarakhand experienced tremors.
As soon as the tremors were noticed in the nation’s capital, videos of people fleeing buildings began to circulate on social media.