03:17 GMT10 August 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Just minutes after Delhi witnessed a heavy dust storm and a short spell of rain, bringing local residents a brief respite from scorching heat, the quake left people scared. The city is under a COVID-19 lockdown and people are shut up inside their homes all day.

    A 3.5-magnitude earthquake at a depth of 2.9 km, struck the Delhi region at around 1:45 p.m. (local time) on Sunday. There was, however, no immediate report of any deaths or damage to property.

    The quake was observed 21 km north-north-east of New Delhi, the capital city of India, the country's seismology department stated on its website.

    The tremors from the quake took residents, spending the day inside homes due to the COVID-19 lockdown, by surprise, as just minutes before a pleasant change of weather was experienced due to a heavy dust storm and rain in the city.

    The quake, however, evoked a flurry of reactions on social media as people are confused about whether to go out to save themselves from the earthquake or to stay home and save themselves from the pandemic.




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