On March 21, 2023, a strong earthquake hits Delhi, the Indian capital, causing widespread panic yet no reports of sever damage is witnessed. The quake, which measured 6.5 on the Richter scale, struck at around 8:30 pm local time. Its epicenter was located near Rohtak in the state of Haryana, approximately 60 kilometers northwest of Delhi.
According to reports, the earthquake caused buildings to shake and sway, sending people running into the streets. Power outages were reported in several parts of the city, and mobile phone networks were temporarily disrupted. There were also reports of people being trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings.
The Delhi government has deployed emergency services to the affected areas, and rescue teams are working tirelessly to search for survivors and assist those affected by the earthquake. Hospitals in the city have been put on high alert, and the government has urged people to remain calm and vigilant.
The quake has also been felt in other parts of the country, including the neighboring Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan states. The full extent of the damage caused by the earthquake is still being assessed, but early reports suggest that several buildings and structures have been damaged or destroyed.
India is in a seismically active region, and earthquakes are common. However, the earthquake that struck Delhi on March 21, 2023, is one of the strongest to hit the city in recent years. It has left many residents shaken and worried about the possibility of further tremors in the days and weeks ahead.