‘Hope everyone is safe’: Kejriwal after earthquake of magnitude 3.5 strikes Delhi

Soon after the earthquake, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to say, “Tremors felt in Delhi. Hope everyone is safe. I pray for the safety of each one of you.”
Security personnel stand guard at a shelter home near Nigambodh Ghat, Kashmiri Gate on day nineteen of the 21 day nationwide lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus, in New Delhi on Sunday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Security personnel stand guard at a shelter home near Nigambodh Ghat, Kashmiri Gate on day nineteen of the 21 day nationwide lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus, in New Delhi on Sunday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 12, 2020 06:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) were rocked by an earthquake late Sunday afternoon.

The earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale, had its epicentre near Delhi’s Sonia Vihar area according to National Center for Seismology under the ministry of earth sciences. The location coordinates are latitude 28.7 N and longitude 77.2 E, depth 8 km.

Soon after, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “Tremors felt in Delhi. Hope everyone is safe. I pray for the safety of each one of you.”

 

The quake forced people staying indoors due to the lockdown to rush out of their homes. There have been no immediate reports of damage in the quake.

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