A 3.5-magnitude earthquake rocked the Indian capital on Sunday evening, the country's Meteorological Department said, adding that the epicentre of the quake was east Delhi.
Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Satya Narayan Pradhan said the quake struck at a depth of 8 km at 5:45 p.m. IST and shared more details on Twitter.
"So far we haven't received any report of any damage to property or human life. Our control room is on the job", he told News18.
Once the news broke, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter, saying that he "hopes everyone is safe", as tremors were felt in the Indian capital.
Tremors felt in Delhi. Hope everyone is safe. I pray for the safety of each one of you.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 12, 2020
No injuries or damage has been reported so far, but local residents immediately rushed to social media to describe the tremors and even shared some videos.
Earthquake in Delhi east felt 3.5 magnitude. How did quake knew that we are in lockdown!! Let’s handle one at a time !!! #COVID2019india— Vijay (@Vijaybalakrishn) April 12, 2020
First time ever i feel the #earthquake in my life.— Saurabh Singh (@100rabhsingh781) April 12, 2020
I was on bed & it was just like someone move my bed.
How many of you feel this Earthquake in Delhi And NCR.
Please mind the social distance for better tomorrow🙏🏼
Look at the fan of my room in New Delhi👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/kjmKbRjO5k