Four earthquakes shake Delhi-NCR; Twitter abuzz
Four tremors were felt in Delhi and surrounding areas early on Tuesday. The first tremor of 3.1 magnitude was felt in Delhi and occured at 12:41am. Its epicentre was Delhi, according to an IMD report.india Updated: Nov 12, 2013 10:48 IST
Four tremors were felt in Delhi and surrounding areas early on Tuesday.
The first tremor of magnitude 3.1 was felt in Delhi and occured at 12.41am. Its epicentre was Delhi, according to an IMD report.
A second earthquake of magnitude 3.3 was felt in the city, within an hour of the first, at around 1.41am according to PTI.
This was followed by three more tremors of 3.3, 2.5 and 2.8 magnitude at 1.41am, 1.55am and 3.40am, the report said.
Twitter was immediately flooded with hundreds of people tweeting about their experience, asking each other if they had felt the quake.
"@htTweets yes i felt it in jungpura" tweeted Dr Hafeezur Rahman in response to a tweet by the Hindustan Times, asking if people had felt the earthquake.
"@htTweets yea ..did feel it ..v short duration. .thankfully" reponded another reader, Sajid Pervez (@sajidspeak03).
Much of the Twitterati, though, was as its usual self, cracking jokes on the quick tweets about the earthquake.
"Suddenly my wife woke up and said "earthquake" I calmly checked #Twitter and replied "Yes"" tweeted Ishan Prakash (@ishanprakash).
But Tweeple don't need a reason to bring out their wits, and that was the case here too as many came up with jokes in general over the earthquake.
"#Earthquake in Delhi ?? Dont worry must be #SunnyDeol practicing his next movie @SinghSaabTheGr8 's screem scene" tweeted Divya Solgama. (@DIVYASOLGAMA)
Not everyone felt the first slight, easy-to-miss tremor. Many readers responded saying they didn't feel the earthquake. Others tweeted about finding out about the earthquake from Twitter.
However, most tweeted about feeling the second tremor, expressing fear and concern.
Here are some tweets:
Just checked on my loved ones if they were all right...all beer cases intact. Phew! #earthquake— Kabir Taneja (@KabirTaneja) November 11, 2013
"The earthquake woke me up." Said the kid who won't wake up to twenty alarm rings in the morning.— Pranav Sapra (@pranavsapra) November 11, 2013
And no the earthquake has NOTHING to do with the fact that I laughed and fell of the bed. I swear.— Adya Padya (@Brewkenstein) November 11, 2013
folks in delhi, please let us know you're okay so we can joke about the earthquake with a clear conscience— Oculus (@daddy_san) November 11, 2013
Q. What is scarier than an earthquake? A. The tweets about that earthquake.— Moksh (@LiteraryBadass) November 11, 2013
You don't really know if it was an earthquake or your imagination till you check twitter.— The Everyday Guy (@Thateverydayguy) November 11, 2013
Aren't you supposed to stop tweeting and run for safety when an earthquake occurs?— Witchy Womaniya (@oxymoronic_me) November 11, 2013
In case of earthquake, tweet "EARTHQUAKE!!!" - Twitter users— Gautam. (@gautamverma23) November 11, 2013
now waiting for teevee channels to send journos out and find one guy walking around and ask him how he felt the earthquake.— Kabir Taneja (@KabirTaneja) November 11, 2013
Delhi people, there was a mild earthquake, just enough to shake a leaf, but OMG ARE YOU ALL FINE?— Abhinav Chandel (@ABHIandNOW) November 11, 2013