The earthquake, measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale, was 186 km deep, according to the National Seismology division of Ministry of Earth Sciences.
The earthquake occurred at 12:44 am, India Meteorological department said. There was no report of any loss of life or damage to property till the last reports came in. People in the national capital region rushed out of their homes.
Jammu and Kashmir also felt the tremors. People in the Kashmir region rushed to safety in chilling cold after feeling the quake.
An official of the Meteorological department in J&K said that it would be premature to say whether there has been any loss of life or damage to property in the state due to the earthquake.
"Right now, we cannot say whether any damage (to life or property) has taken place. Anything in this regard can be said after we have all the details," he said. Soon after the earth shook, people ran out of their houses in the open as they feared that the buildings might collapse.

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