Reports from Noida and Gurgaon and parts of Delhi said strong tremors were felt, with furniture shaking in buildings. Tremors were also felt in Lucknow and Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh and mild tremors were reported in Shimla in Himachal Pradesh too. (Felt quake? Comment here)
Indian Meteorological Department said the 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck at 5.02 PM and was of "moderate" intensity. However, the US Geological Survey Department put the magnitude at 5.4 on its website.
"The quake was epicentred at Indo-Nepal border," the officials said, adding, "There will be no aftershocks."
The epicentre, on the Nepal side of the India-Nepal border, was 130 km away from Haldwani in Uttaranchal and 363 km from Delhi.
The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has said that the nuclear power plant closest to the epicentre of the earthquake, in Narora, UP, is unaffected. Both reactor units of the Narora nuclear plant were operating normally, the NPCIL said. The quick assurance came in view of the huge quake and tsunami in Japan last month crippling a nuclear plant which has been leaking radiation ever since.
"The earthquake was pretty strong and was there for more than 15-20 seconds. It shook the entire building," wrote Pankaj from Noida.
Gaurav Chopra said, "It was around 5 then everything in the office (Gurgaon) started shaking... The monitors were shaking and people started running to the open area around the buildings..There was a sense of panic for sure..."
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