NEW DELHI: An earthquake of mild intensity was felt in Delhi-NCR region on Sunday at 5:45 pm.
The earthquake came at a time when India has been on a lockdown for almost three weeks battling the novel coronavirus.
Soon after the earthquake felt, netizens took to social media accounts to find solace in hilarious memes.
Joining other tweeples was Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.
“Wasn’t coronavirus enough that an earthquake had to occur too,” Sisodia tweeted in Hindi.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the magnitude of the earthquake on the Richter scale was 3.5.
As per seismo.gov.in, the earthquake had a depth of 8 km at NCT Delhi.
Scores of people came out their houses in fear, but there was no report of any injury or damage to property.
The epicentre of the quake is said to be east of Delhi but one of the residents living in east Delhi said: “It was a powerful tremor.”
In Jamia Nagar also people came out on their balconies.