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Earthquake Tremors In Delhi, Other Parts Of North India: How Twitter Reacted

No reports of any damage so far in Amritsar or other parts, Punjab government said (Representational)

New Delhi:

Strong tremors were felt in Delhi, its surrounding areas and many other parts of north India, after a powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck in Tajikistan on Friday. #Earthquake started trending almost immediately on Twitter as hundreds of users started sharing their experience. Visuals on social media show people rushing out of their homes in panic.

“No reports of any damage so far in Amritsar or other parts of Punjab following the #earthquake. Top officials of @PunjabPoliceInd & local administration are keeping a close watch on the situation. Praying for everyone’s safety,” Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh tweeted.

The epicentre of the earthquake was in Tajikistan, according to India’s National Center for Seismology. The earthquake struck at 10:31 pm IST at a depth of 74 km from the surface.


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