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Tremors of earthquake in Delhi, NCR region

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New Delhi: Minor tremors were felt in parts of Delhi and the National Capital Region areas on Saturday after an earthquake of magnitude 3.0 on the Richter Scale struck.

The tremors were felt around 1:40 AM and remained for a few seconds.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department website the intensity was slight and the epicenter was Delhi-NCR region.

According to police, there were no reports of any damage so far.

“Just checked from Emergency operation center of Delhi as well as Police control room, No damage has been reported so far,” Deputy Commissioner of Police North Delhi Madhur Verma tweeted.

(IANS)

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Earthquake Measuring 6.1 Strikes Indonesia

Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area of great seismic and volcanic activity

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An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia’s Papua Barat province on Friday, officials said. There was, however, no report of any casualty.

The earthquake had an epicentre of 26 km under Manokwari town, but no tsunami warning was issued, Xinhua news agency quoted an meteorology official as saying.

No major damage or casualty has been reported, Indonesia’s national disaster management agency spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

6.1-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia, wikimedia

“The tremors only triggered panic, people were rushing outside their houses. The jolts were strongly felt for five minutes,” added.

This comes days after a tsunami struck the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra on December 22, shortly after the Anak Krakatau volcano erupted in the Sunda Strait. At least 430 people were killed after the volcanic eruption triggered a massive tsunami.

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Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area of great seismic and volcanic activity. (IANS)

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