LIVE: 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Felt Across Delhi, West Bengal and Assam
NEW DELHI: A powerful earthquake measuring 7.1 on richter scale epicentred in Nepal shook West Bengal, Delhi and several parts of north India today, less than three weeks after the region was struck by a devastating temblor.
"The quake measured 7.1 on richter scale with epicentre somewhere in Nepal," an IMD official said.
Immediately after the quake at around 12:35 PM, panic- stricken people were seen rushing out of buildings in Delhi.
Here are the live updates:
1.17 PM: Delhi Metro commuters rush out of underground stations.
1.16 PM: No one should get panicked: Rajnath Singh
1.14 PM: The India Meteorological Department official told IANS that the epicentre was in Nepal and the tremors were felt in north and east India, including Delhi, Guwahati, Lucknow and Jaipur.
1.12 PM: MET department says this is an aftershock of 26th April Nepal earthquake.
1.11 PM: Home Ministry is collecting details and information about any damage from earthquake in India: Home Minister Rajnath
1.10 PM: Immediate aftershocks being felt in Nepal and North India.
1.00 PM: Authorities said in many areas, high-rise buildings are being vacated.
12.58 PM: Tremors felt in Kolkata and Jalpagaudi in West Bengal
12.57 PM: Metro services were immediately put on restricted mode with speeds being slowed down while the DTC buses are already on strike.
12.55 PM: Tremors also felt in Uttar Pradesh and neighbouring states.
12.50 PM: Indian Meteorological department confirms 7.2 Magnitude.