7.8 Earthquake in Iran, tremors felt in New Delhi

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  1. LurkerBaba

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    The Delhi-National Capital Region was on Tuesday jolted by a major earthquake but no loss of life or damage to property was reported.

    The quake which originated on the Iran-Pakistan border sent people running out of their homes for safety in the Indian capital.

    As per the US Geological Survey, the quake measured 7.8 on the Richter scale and had its epicentre on the Iran-Pakistan border at a depth of 15.2 kilometres. It was located 86 kilometres east-southeast of the Iranian city of Khash.

    An aftershock of 6.3-magnitude also hit the region, the Indian Metrological Department said.

    The quake was felt in Iran, Pakistan and a major part of West Asia.

    Reports said tall buildings swayed in Delhi.

    The tremor, which struck around 4.20 pm, lasted for several seconds.

    Delhi earthquake: Tremors felt across NCR
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    7.8 is pretty high
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    My building swayed.
     
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    In Delhi or Gurgaon or let me guess Noida ?
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    i didnt feel a thing, i was coming out of Dwarka Court.
     
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    I didn't felt anything, i never do. :(
     
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    4.24 pm..................................
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    Relocate to japan, you will feel it every now and then...

     
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    if you happen to "sway" with the tremor,you must have missed it.
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    Don't gas so much.There are rumors that you fell from the chair and it caused earthquake. :troll:

    Some friends were discussing the lights shaking and I joined the discussion and all of a sudden I felt strong swaying of building and at the next moment I yelled "Bhago Bhukamp aa gayaa" :D and the girls panicked :scared2:

    And from the intensity I made a guess that it was almost 6 scale and it turned out to be 6.3.

    Few months ago I was sitting on chair and I felt like in a car going over multiple speedbraker but this time it swayed sidewise. I guessed it at <4.5 and again it was almost similar.
     
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    CSEM-EMSC Feed says 7.8 in Iran-pakistan Border Region and GeoScience Australia says 7.7 in Southwestern Pakistan

    Live Earthquakes Map

    They didn't noticed Delhi hit by EQ
     
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    Quake hits near Iran's nuclear city Bushehr, 37 dead | Reuters


    Is any Reports that any damage to the Nuclear Station
     
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    angeldude13 Lestat De Lioncourt Senior Member

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    i was sitting in my house on my sofa and i didn't feel a thing.

    it's just i saw that one of my friend has updated his fb status about earthquake and it was then i came to know about the earthquake:namaste:
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    Let me politicize the quake. :hmm:

    I sincerely hope Gwadar port gets damaged in this quake! :fyeah:
     
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    Hmm Iranians must be watching a lot of porn and the women wearing skimpy clothes and being the people being promiscuous for such a massive quake :D

    No seriously, RIP to the dead. Hundreds are feared killed in the quake.
     
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    Pakistan bears brunt of Iranian earthquake


    Pakistan bears brunt of Iranian earthquake, 13 killed | Reuters
     

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