Strong tremors were felt in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Friday evening after an earthquake of magnitude 4.7 struck 63 km southwest of Gurugram in Haryana, said the National Centre for Seismology. The quake occurred at a depth of 35 km.
Several users took to social media to tweet about the earthquake that affected several parts of the NCR.
There were no immediate reports of loss of life or property.
Nearly a dozen low-intensity earthquakes have jolted the Delhi-NCR region in last three months. Since April, 20 earthquakes have been recorded in and around Delhi. Of the 20, two were above magnitude 4.
The historical earthquake catalogue shows there were strong earthquakes in Delhi-NCR -- of 6.5 magnitude in Delhi in 1720; 6.8 at Mathura in 1803; 5.5 near Mathura in 1842; 6.7 near Bulandshahar in 1956; 6 near Faridabad in 1960 and 5.8 near Moradabad in 1966.
Delhi-NCR has been identified as the second highest seismic hazard zone (Zone IV).
The NDMA has requested the state governments to take steps that included ensuring compliance of building bye laws to make upcoming constructions earthquake resilient and avoid addition of vulnerable building stock.