‘Is it the big one?’ Strong tremors spark late-night panic in Delhi-NCR | India News
The tremors lasted about 30 seconds, forcing panic-stricken people to flee buildings and take shelter in open areas over fears of a “major earthquake”. Indian Himalayasaccording to the forecast of Experts, has been revived. There was no immediate report of any damage to people or property.
Massive earthquake shakes Delhi-NCR
The fire department received a complaint regarding a leaning building in the Shakarpur area of east Delhi but it turned out to be a “call for goodwill by vigilant neighbours”.
Strong earthquake shakes Delhi-NCR
Officials at National Seismic Center (NCS) said, the depth of the epicenter of the earthquake is 156km. According to JL Gautam of the NCS, the reason why strong tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR was due to the great depth of the earthquake. “Earthquakes last for a very short period of time. So if you live in a tall building, instead of trying to reach an empty area, take shelter under a table or sit next to a beam,” he says.
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The earthquake that struck the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan on Tuesday night caused a great scare in Delhi-NCR, especially in high-rise apartments, as people rushed out of their homes screaming and screaming. Society is flooded with videos of residents rushing down stairs in panic. or clip shaking ceiling fans, chandeliers.
Many said the tremors lasted about 30 seconds, the longest and scariest earthquake experience they’ve ever had in the city.
The NCS automated report said, “The magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck 133km southeast of Fayzabad, Afghanistan.” stated a report produced by NCS.
“There is nothing to panic because the epicenter of the event is so far away. The reason it feels quite strong in this area is due to its greater depth. Shock waves travel farther and last longer when the depth of an earthquake is large but their impact or intensity is low. If the depth is low, the shock wave is not felt at greater distances but has a high intensity,” said JL Gautam, F-scientist and bureau chief, NCS.
“The shaking was terrible, for a moment I thought it was something else but when the bottle on the table started shaking I realized it was an earthquake. My mother was watching TV so I rushed over to her and we both went down to our building. Hassan Khan, a resident of Malviya Nagar, said everyone in our area was on the streets.
Residents of high-rise apartment buildings in NCR said they felt the buildings shake and ran down dozens of floors to safety. “We are on the 16th floor of the Pan Oasis Society in Sector 70, Noida. My wife was in the kitchen when things started to shake. There was panic. We rushed down the stairs,” Pankaj said.
“I felt the fan shake. Then the doors and windows also started to shake. I went to the stairs, and so did the other residents. A woman holding an infant is praying while diving,” said a resident of Eldeco Aamantran in Noida’s 119 Area.
Ravindra Jha, who lives in Noida’s Vivek Vihar in Area 82, said most residents gathered in the social common area within minutes of the earthquake. He was there with his wife, two daughters and their pet dog. “When we got to the stairs, we were jerked twice more. When we got to the ground floor, there was already a huge crowd,” he said.
Dinesh Singh of Homes 121 in Noida said people chose to stay outside for an hour after the tremor. “All residents of the society stayed on the ground floor for at least an hour,” he said.
In Gurgaon’s Sector 56, Dimple Singh said that at first she thought her head was spinning. “I thought I was unwell, but then neighbors told me it was an earthquake,” she said. She added that residents in the area took to the streets for the next half hour.
Others said they weren’t sure if they’d make it to the ground floor in time.
“My desk started to shake. It’s so scrary. I just took the phone, picked up the dog and ran to the stairs. My wife and kids are at a family function. At one point, I wondered if it was possible to get to the ground floor from the ninth floor. Everyone was in a state of panic when I got off,” said Vijay Joshi, a resident of Area 89 in Gurgoan.
(With input from Noida and Gurgaon)