Delhi earthquake
Delhi earthquake

26 October 2015: Earthquake in north India, buildings shake in Delhi, Srinagar

An earthquake of magnitute 3 on the richter scale hit parts of Delhi and NCR region on Saturday.

The low intensity earthquake took place at around 1.40am. The Indian Meteorological Department said on its website that the epicenter of the quake was Delhi.

Some reports also claimed that tremors were felt in Jaipur and Chandigarh as well, it is but yet to be confirmed.

There are no reports of any loss of life and property so far. "Just checked from Emergency operation centre of Delhi as well as Police control room.. No damage has been reported so far #Earthquake," Deputy Commissioner of Police, North Delhi Madhur Verma tweeted.

The news of an earthquake in Delhi-Noida kicked up a storm on social media as hundreds of panicked and confused residents took to Twitter to discuss about the incident.

Here are some reactions following the earthquake -

Twitter Reactions

Anu Sindhwani @AnuSindhwani

#earthquakeindelhi I felt an earthquake in Delhi at 1:38 am it was noisy and rumbling for about 5 seconds

Mahatma Kodiyar @mahatmakodiyar

Felt a big wave of tremor in Delhi. #earthquake

Bikash Kumar Mishra @BikashJNU

Felt a big jolt in Delhi now !!

Akshay Marwah @akshaymarwah22

Just felt 3 seconds of tremors in south delhi #earthquake #delhiearthquake

Singh Is Bing ‏@DahiiBhalla 5m5 minutes ago

Please make a quick dash to an open area as soon as you feel another tremor (hope there aren't any) #Delhi #earthquake

Vishesh Chandiok @VisheshCC

Opposition: why isn't @narendramodi waking up and speaking out on whether there was an #earthquake in #Delhi or not?!!

 Vishal Upadhyay ‏@VuVishal

Just Felt #Earthquake in #Delhi. It was like some dropped a bomb. It came and gone so fast. Was really Scary!!

Mantosh Kumar ‏@mantoshcal

Update: Mild tremors felt in parts of Delhi-National Capital Region after a 3.0 magnitude earthquake, no damage reported

Singh Is Bing ‏@DahiiBhalla 

An #earthquake at this time in the night when the city #Delhi is sleeping could've been disastrous. Thank god it was a mild one!

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