According to initial reports, there has been no loss of life or any major property damage due to the quake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale which had its epicentre at Lamjung, around 80-km northwest of Kathmandu.
    
However, there were reports that some buildings have developed cracks after the high-magnitude earthquake, the impact of which was felt in several cities of eastern India.
    
"Some buildings have developed cracks. Our people are out in the field. So far, we have no information of any major damage," said Jung.
    
According to a senior official, government is gearing up to deal with any further natural calamity as all the agencies have been alerted for next 24 hours.
    
"At 5:30 P.M., I have called a meeting at my office with all the Joint Commissioners of police, the home secretary of Delhi and all the municipal and revenue commissioners so that they can be alert because we heard that there was a second tremor in Nepal," said Jung.
    
A senior government official said that all emergency services, including police, hospitals and fire department have been alerted along with civic agencies. Civil defence volunteers have been asked to do patrolling in their areas, the official added.
    
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, meanwhile, appealed to the people to maintain calm.
    
"Earthquake tremors in Delhi. I appeal to people to maintain calm. Officials out in the field to assess the situation," he said on micro-blogging site Twitter.
    
Delhi government said it was monitoring the situation and that the district magistrates of all the districts have been assigned to assess any damage.
    
A senior Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) official said that although services were not suspended, they were put on restricted mode through the slowing down of the speed of the metro trains. That caused a little delay in the services, the official said.

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