A massive earthquake, measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale, hit Nepal today and powerful tremors were felt across north, east, north-east and western India India, including Delhi, Lucknow, Assam and Meghalaya.
People in their offices and offices ran outdoors in panic in many parts of Delhi and other places even as they experienced a series of aftershocks.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the temblor, which had its epicentre at latitude 28.1°N and longitude 84.6°E, occurred at 1141 hours at a focal depth of 10 km.
IMD officials said the earthquake was followed by an aftershock of 6.6 magnitude. The magnitude of the quake felt in Delhi was around 5, they said.
The quake also shook several parts of Himalayan and sub-Himalayan West Bengal as well as Sikkim.
Reports reaching here said the tremors were also felt in several parts of Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.