‘No distress calls received from any part of the city’

Mild tremors shook the Capital on Tuesday afternoon prompting people to scamper out of government offices, private buildings and residential areas. Around 4.15 p.m., the tremors–an effect of the earthquake in Iran–shook the Capital for at least 10 seconds leaving people wondering if they were feeling dizzy.

At the Delhi Secretariat, while officials scampered outdoors even, the Delhi Cabinet meeting went on without any disruption. There was no sign of any Ministers walking out of the meeting. “I felt the earthquake,” said Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. “It was quite prolonged. It felt like the room was swinging…”

No distress calls were received from any part of the city, said Ms. Dikshit.

Elsewhere, people gathered outside offices and high rises till the tremors calmed down. There was no report of any loss of life or damage to property.

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