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Earthquake tremors felt in Delhi, Metro services halted briefly

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: As mild earthquake tremors shook the national capital on Monday morning around 6:42 am, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), stopped metro services as a standard procedure.

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“Mild tremors were confirmed around 6.42 AM in the morning. As a standard procedure, trains were run on cautionary speed and stationed at next platform. The services are now running normally,” DMRC said in a tweet.

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However, the exact frequency of the earthquake is still to be determined by the National Center for Seismology. No damages or casualties have been reported so far.

Additionally, news agency ANI reported that people were seen standing in a long queue outside Akshardham metro station earlier in the morning after the quake.

Meanwhile, another earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter Scale hit Hyderabad on Monday morning. The tremors were felt at 5 am in south of Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh, as per the National Center for Seismology.

“Earthquake of Magnitude:4.0, Occurred on 26-07-2021, 05:00:53 IST, Lat: 16.00 & Long: 78.22, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: 156km S of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India,” the NCS tweeted out from its official handle.

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