Tue. May 21st, 2024

Back to work after a long weekend, people in Delhi-NCR ran out of their offices this afternoon as two earthquakes hit the national capital back to back. The epicenter of both earthquakes was in Nepal. The first hit around 2.28 pm and had an intensity of 4.6 on the Richter scale. The second hit at 2.51 pm and had a higher intensity of 6.2. The tremors were felt in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and the National Capital Region. Videos of shaking fans, lights, and people exiting office buildings were circulated on social media. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and his colleagues also stepped out of their offices in Nirman Bhawan. Sirens were sounded in many offices to alert staff to vacate the buildings. Tremors were felt in other parts of north India as well, including Lucknow and Dehradun.

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