of magnitude 2.8 had hit the national
capital in 2004. Another quake of magnitude 3.4 was recorded in the city in 2001, according to an official data.
In Delhi's adjoining western Uttar Pradesh, Bulandshahr had recorded an earthquake of magnitude 6.7 on October 10, 1956, while Mordabad registered a 5.8 magnitude quake on August 15, 1966.
As the tremors were felt, many people rushed out of their homes to seek refuge in open.
"Tremors felt in Delhi. Hope everyone is safe. I pray for the safety of each one of you," Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted
Tremors felt in Delhi. Hope everyone is safe. I pray for the safety of each one of you.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 12, 2020
S Damle, a resident of East Delhi said, "I felt my chair shaking and there was a loud rumbling sound. It was really frightening."
"We were watching TV and suddenly felt the tremors. We ran out of the house. Few of our neighbours had also gathered outside. We greeted them from a distance and returned to the house," said Arefa Sultana, a resident of Lajpat Nagar 1.
People have been staying at home due to the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus.