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Poonam Singh

New Delhi: A medium-intensity earthquake of magnitude 4.2 hit Alwar district in Rajasthan on Thursday, tremors of which were felt in Delhi-NCR, the National Center for Seismology (NCS) said.

According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences' NCS, the epicentre of the quake was Alwar in Rajasthan.

The earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred at 11.46 pm at a depth of five kilometres, it said.

The tremors prompted people to venture out of their homes in fear. No casualties or damage to properties have been reported so far.

Earthquake of Magnitude 3.0, Occurred on 17-12-2020, 11:26:01 IST, Lat: 27.40 and Long: 75.43, Depth: 5 Km, Location: 64km NW of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India," NCS tweeted.

The tremors were felt in Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and Noida, according to Skymet Weather.

Earthquakes of less than five magnitude are unlikely to cause large-scale damage, unless in case of weak or compromised structures.

(With Agency Inputs)

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