Odishatv Bureau

Earthquake tremors were felt in Delhi on Tuesday evening. As per reports, the tremors were felt across Delhi-NCR. 

As per the National Center for Seismology (NCS), an earthquake of magnitude 6.6 occurred on Tuesday at 22:17:27 IST.


The location of the earthquake as per NCS was 133 km SSE of Fayzabad in Afghanistan. 

The earthquake was recorded at a depth of 156 km, the NCS tweeted.

On the other hand, the US Geological Services said, the 6.5 magnitude quake had an epicentre 40 km south by south east of Afghanistan's Jurm. It occurred at a depth of nearly 190 km.

In Delhi, following the earthquake, Delhi Fire Services sources said that they received a call about the tilting of a building in Shakarpur area.

Panic-stricken people rushed out of buildings as the earthquake struck around 10.20 pm and was also felt in Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan. In no time, images of people out on roads and open spaces started flooding the social media.

There was no immediate report of any loss of life or property.

Later in the evening, Delhi Fire Services director confirmed that "No building in Shakarpur area was found tilted. An initial call was given by some of the neighbours. The occupants of the building were not aware of the call."