New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter Scale rocked Delhi-NCR on Sunday evening. The epicenter of the earthquake was east Delhi, news agency ANI quoted the India Meteorological Department (IMD) as saying.
NDRF DG Satya Narayan Pradhan said the quake struck at a depth of 8km at 5:45pm.
“Earthquake of Magnitude:3.5 just happened in Delhi NCR. DETAILS OF EARTHQUAKE: Occurred on:12-04-2020, 17:45:03 IST, Lat:28.7 N & Long: 77.2 E, Depth: 8 Km, Region: NCT Delhi (sic),” he tweeted.
Speaking to News18, he said there are no reports of damage yet. "So far we haven't received any report of any damage to property or human life. Our control room is on the job," he said.
The earthquake has struck while Delhi is under lockdown along with the rest of India to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, leading to funny reactions on social media with many mocking its timing.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, too, joined in.
कोरोना कम था जो भूकम्प भी मचा दिया.... क्या मन में है देवा?— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) April 12, 2020