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New Delhi, India – Today, the National Capital Region (NCR) experienced a significant earthquake, unleashing powerful tremors that reverberated throughout Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, and Gurgaon. The seismic event, originating in Nepal, has left the local population in a state of distress, prompting them to hastily vacate their homes and workplaces in search of safety. This earthquake, initially measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale, had its epicenter situated in Nepal.
The earthquake struck the Delhi NCR region at approximately 2:51 pm local time. These tremors persisted for several seconds, causing structures to sway, windows to rattle, and objects to tumble from shelves. Reports of power outages and disruptions in communication services quickly surfaced, further adding to the chaos.
Earthquake of Magnitude:6.2, Occurred on 03-10-2023, 14:51:04 IST, Lat: 29.39 & Long: 81.23, Depth: 5 Km ,Location:Nepal for more information Download the BhooKamp App https://t.co/rBpZF2ctJG @ndmaindia @KirenRijiju @Indiametdept @Dr_Mishra1966 @Ravi_MoES pic.twitter.com/tOduckF0B9
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Inhabitants across the NCR region turned to social media platforms to document their encounters and voice their anxieties. Numerous individuals shared images and videos depicting damaged edifices, fractured walls, and shattered glass. Interestingly, several people reported sensing the tremors even in neighboring states.
Swiftly, local authorities and emergency services were mobilized to assess the situation and offer aid to affected individuals. Firefighters, paramedics, and law enforcement officers were dispatched to strategic locations to ensure the security of residents. Search and rescue missions are presently underway to inspect for any individuals possibly trapped within compromised structures.
While there have been reports of injuries, no confirmed casualties have been reported thus far. Hospitals in the region are on high alert, with medical teams standing by to provide assistance to those in need.
Authorities have released guidelines, urging residents to remain composed and stay outdoors, away from buildings and other potential dangers. The populace has been advised to prepare for aftershocks, which are a common occurrence following substantial earthquakes.