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Earthquake of 2.7 magnitude hits Delhi

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An earthquake measuring 2.7 magnitude on the Richter scale struck west Delhi on Wednesday afternoon. 

According to the National Centre for Seismology, the earthquake occurred in West Delhi around 4:42 pm at a depth of 5km. 

This comes a day after an earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude killed nine people in Pakistan and four in Afghanistan on Tuesday night. The epicentre of the earthquake was in Afghanistan's Jurm at a depth of 180 kilometres.  

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The intensity of the earthquake was such that tremors were felt even in northern India, including Delhi-NCR. 

The earthquake was also felt in Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.

In Delhi and Noida, roads were packed with panic-stricken people who rushed out from residences and buildings after feeling the strong tremors that lasted for a couple of minutes on Tuesday night.        

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