Strong tremors were felt in Delhi, the National Capital Region (NCR) and several other parts of north India late on Friday, prompting people to rush out of their houses.
The epicenter of the earthquake of 6.1 magnitude was in Punjab’s Amritsar, the National Centre of Seismology said. According to the center, the epicenter of the earthquake was 21km from Amritsar and that it struck at 10:34pm at a depth of 10km from the surface.
“Earthquake of Magnitude:6.1, Occurred on 12-02-2021, 22:34:40 IST, Lat: 31.57 & Long: 75.09, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: 21km ESE of Amritsar, Punjab, India,” it tweeted.
In Punjab’s Ludhiana said people were seen on the roads as the tremors jolted the region at least twice.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted after the quake, saying he is praying for everyone’s safety. “Earthquake tremors felt in Delhi. Praying for everyone’s safety,” Kejriwal posted on Twitter.
There have been no report of any damage so far in Amritsar and surrounding areas.