Capital rumbles, Metro halted twice
Fresh tremors rocked the Indian Capital and most of northern and eastern India on Sunday, triggering widespread panic. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) here, the epicentre of the fresh tremors also lay in Nepal where a deadly earthquake on Saturday killed nearly 2,000 people. “Fresh tremors were felt in Delhi and other parts of northern India at around 12.45pm,” said GL Gautam, the IMD director. The epicentre of the fresh tremor was in Kodari which is 80 km away from Kathmandu and it started at 12.39 and continued till 12.43 pm. The depth of the epicentre was barely two km where as in Saturday’s quake the depth of the epicentre was over 10 km. “More aftershocks will follow... This will continue for weeks,” he said. “Northern India would not face much of a problem.” The tremors were felt in Delhi, Gurgaon in Haryana, Noida and Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, Jaipur and Kolkata, residents said. The tremors lasted for nearly two minutes in Delhi. But there is no report of building damages.
In view of the intensity of the fresh tremor, the Delhi Metro services were halted for two minutes. “Fresh tremors were felt at around 12.43 pm. So, Metro trains were stopped for two minutes,” DMRC’s spokesperson confirmed it. “Currently, trains are running perfectly fine.” Metro trains were briefly stopped twice on Sunday after a massive earthquake struck Nepal.