The tremors were felt in Rajasthan, Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and several parts of Gujarat, besides Delhi.
Shockwaves from the Pakistan-Iran quake were felt in Rajasthan, Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and several parts of Gujarat, besides Delhi and its neighbourhood. There were, however, no reports of any damage or casualty.
In a report on the event, the India Meteorological Department, which is responsible for monitoring earthquakes, said preliminary calculations showed that the quake, which came under the category of “great earthquake”, took place around 33 km under the surface. “No significant after shock activity is reported so far. No major damage is expected in India due to this earthquake,’’ the IMD. In a release, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India said though the tremors were felt in parts of northern and western India, nuclear power plants located in these regions were unaffected.
Earlier in the day, a magnitude 5 quake on the Arunachal Pradesh-China border shook parts of the north-east, leading to the death of an eight-year-old child in a mudslide in Assam.