Delhi-NCR hits Earthquake of 4.2 magnitude

An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale hit Delhi-National Capital Region on Thursday night. According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences' National Centre for Seismology, the earthquake, with a depth of 5 km, had its epicentre near Alwar district in Rajasthan. It struck at 11.46 p.m.

The tremors prompted people to venture out of their homes in fear. No casualties or damage to properties have been reported thus far. Earthquakes of less than five magnitude are unlikely to cause large-scale damage, unless in case of weak or compromised structures.

The earthquake whose epicenter was Haryana's Rewari struck at 11:46 pm at a depth of 25 kilometres from the surface. The tremors prompted people to venture out of their homes in fear.

In a tweet, Skymet Weather said: "Earthquake tremors in Delhi NCR. Tremors felt in Gurugram, Noida, and Ghaziabad. As per the National Centre for Seismology, the epicentre was suggested to be 48 kilometres southwest of Gurugram.".

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