New Delhi: 

Strong earthquake tremors were felt in Delhi, Lucknow and other parts of northern India on Tuesday, reports said. The earthquake had its epicenter in Nepal and was measured 5.3 on the Richter scale.

The epicenter of the quake, which occurred at around 7:05 pm, was located at a shallow depth of 14 kilometers, about 87 kilometers northwest of Dailekh district of Nepal, private agency EMSC tweeted.

Tremors were also felt in Chandigarh, Noida, Gurugram, Ghaziabad and Faridabad and parts of Uttarakhand, reports said.

The tremors triggered panic in Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow, forcing people to run out of buildings.

Within minutes of the tremors, #Earthquake started trending on social media in which users shared  their experience.

“An earthquake was recorded in Delhi on Tuesday sometime back. Tremors were felt in Delhi-National Capital Region,” private weather agency Skymet tweeted.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage to properties.

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