Strong Tremors In Delhi, Surrounding Areas As 5.8 Earthquake Hits Nepal

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 hit Nepal on Tuesday with strong tremors being felt across Delhi and surrounding areas.”An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter Scale hit Nepal at 2:28 pm today,” National Center for Seismology (NCS) said.┬áThe quake’s epicentre was in Nepal at a place 148 km east of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand, it added.In a tweet in Hindi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “Tremors were felt in Delhi. I hope all of you are safe.”Residents of Delhi-NCR took to social media to share videos of ceiling fans and household objects shaking during the tremors that lasted less than a minute.There have been no reports of damage caused by the earthquake so far.A senior seismologist said the epicentre of the quake was located in the 2,400 km Himalayan Collision Zone that stretches from the Hindukush mountain ranges to as far as present-day Myanmar.The Himalayan Collision Zone is a seismically active region and the 5.8 magnitude tremor was the fourth earthquake along the 2,400 km region in the 24 hours ending at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.A 4.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Cachar region of Assam on Monday at 7:12 p.m. and two quakes of 3.2 and 2.8 magnitudes were reported in Bhutan at 10:55 a.m. and 12:53 p.m. on Tuesday.