Quakes were felt in Delhi and neighboring areas early this morning for a few seconds, after the 4.0-magnitude earthquake was reported in Shamli district of Western Uttar Pradesh and another in Central Asia’s Tajikistan. A quake of 4.6-magnitude has struck at 7:05 am in Tajikistan, reports the United States Geological Survey.
Soon after, a shake was reported from Kandhla in Shamli district of UP, located 90 km away from Delhi. The depth of the quake in Kandhla was 10 km.
People took to Twitter, wrote that they felt the shake. In minutes, #earthquake became the top trending news on Twitter.
In January 2019, an earthquake in Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan led to tremors thousands of miles away, in Delhi and several parts of North India. Experts comment that tremors from quakes, whose epicentre usually lies deep inside the Earth are felt far away.
On February 12, 5.1-magnitude quake stroke the Bay of Bengal, 600 km east of Chennai. The quake took place at around 7:02 am and shakes were also felt in Chennai. Earthquake is considered to be of ‘moderate’ intensity and no Tsunami warnings were issued.