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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Earthquake in Delhi | Earthquake in Ghaziabad Noida NCR | Breaking News 7 Sept 2011 at 11:30 PM

Breaking News 7 Sept 2011 at 11:30 PM
Delhi Breaking News 
NEW DELHI NCR: A strong tremor lasting several seconds shook Delhi India and Japan on Wednesday night 11 30 PM . 

An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale shook Delhi and its outskirts at 11.30 pm on Wednesday night, the Met department said. 

People in many areas as well as in the neighbouring town of Faridabad , Ghaziabad,  Haryana, Delhi , Mayur Vihar,etc  ran out of their homes as the furniture started shaking with a rattle. 

Several television stations reported an earthquake hitting the capital and surrounding areas. No further details were immediately available. 

3 comments:

  1. sme news channels claim it ws 6.6 others sayng it ws 4.2.. epicentre ws sonipat

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  2. earthquake in delhi around 11:30 on 7th September

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  3. An earthquake of low intensity jolted Delhi and its satellite towns late tonight, pulling panic-stricken people out of their homes. (See Pictures)

    The tremors, measuring 4.2 on Richter Scale with Haryana's Sonepat as epicentre, were felt across Delhi and its adjoining satellite towns of Ghaziabad and Noida in Uttar Pradesh and Gurgaon in Haryana at 11:28 pm. (Forum: Did you feel the tremors?)

    The tremors were felt for less than ten seconds.

    "The intensity was 4.2 and the epicentre was Sonepat," Shailesh Nayak, Secretary in Ministry of Earth Sciences, and IMD Director General Ajit Tyagi, told PTI.

    The quake sent shivers among citizens who ran out of the high-rise buildings.

    There were no immediate reports of any casualty.The fire brigade and police added they have not received any immediate calls of casualty or damage. (Foreign media on earthquake)

    People also rushed out of their homes in Chandigarh and Sonepat. The tremor was felt very "sharp for some seconds" in Sonepat, witnesses said.

    Meanwhile, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan mentioned about the tremor on his Twitter page. (Buzz on Twitter)

    "The blast in Delhi in the morning and just now a 6.6 earthquake in Delhi.....just spoke to my daughter, it was horrifying but all safe," Bachchan said.

    "Hearts and prayers for those who lost loved ones earlier today in the blast... and I do hope there has been no casualties in the quake," he tweeted.

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