A medium-intensity earthquake hit Delhi, National Capital Region, Chennai and parts of eastern and northern India on Wednesday night. The magnitude of the quake was measured to be as 6 on the Richter scale. There are no reports so far of any damage to either property or any harm to life till now from any parts of the country.
The epicentre of the quake was 275 kilometers south-east of Paradip, Odisha and 39 kilometers deep. The report of jolts were experienced in
cities like Ranchi, Kolkata, Gaya, Bhubaneswar, Chennai and
Vishakapatnam. Even the Delhi-NCR regions felt the tremors. According
to the Hyderabad-based Indian National Centre for Ocean Information
Services, the magnitude of the quake was 5.8, as reported by
People in the coastal areas in cities
like Srikakulam, Cuttak and Bhubaneswar came out from their houses
and took shelter on the streets. In Chennai tremors were observed in
areas like Adyar, Porur, Kodambakkam, Triplicane, T Nagar and
Nungambakkam. The incident took place at around 9:50 pm and the
tremor was felt for 5-10 seconds.