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Earthquake in Nepal goes viral among Delhi residents

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Delhi and its surrounding areas felt tremors after Nepal got hit with an earthquake. The earthquake went viral among residents of Delhi, as they shared videos on social-media.

On Tuesday, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, causing severe vibrations to be felt in Delhi and the neighbouring areas.

The epicentre of the earthquake was located in Nepal, 148 kilometres east of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand, according to the report.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal remarked in a Hindi tweet, “Delhi experienced tremors. I hope you are all safe.”

Residents of Delhi-NCR went to social media to upload footage of ceiling fans and home goods moving during the less than a minute-long shocks.

So yet, there have been no reports of seismic damage.

According to a renowned seismologist, the epicentre of the quake was located in the 2,400-kilometer-long Himalayan Collision Zone, which spans from the Hindukush mountain ranges to present-day Myanmar.

The Himalayan Collision Zone is a seismically active zone, and the 5.8 magnitude tremor was the fourth in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Cachar district of Assam on Monday at 7:12 p.m., while two 3.2 and 2.8 magnitude earthquakes were reported in Bhutan on Tuesday at 10:55 a.m. and 12:53 p.m.

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