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New Delhi:  A high-intensity quake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale today rocked many parts of East and North India, including Delhi, epicentre of which was Nepal.

Tremors were felt across eastern and northern parts of India, said J L Gautam, Head Operations Seismology of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

"Earthquake of magnitude 7.5 occurred today at 11.41 AM between latitude 28.1 North and Longitude 84.6 East. The epicentre was located in Nepal," an IMD statement said.

The tremors, which were felt in Bihar,



Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab, lasted for a minute, triggering panic and forcing people to rush out of their houses and offices.

There were no immediate reports of loss of life or damage to property in Delhi. Officials said Metro train services in Delhi were also affected due to the earthquake.

The quake was 31 km deep. Aftershocks were felt in Delhi and parts of northern India. "We are working to reach out to those affected, both at home and in Nepal," says Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the quake.


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