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An earthquake measuring magnitude 2.9 on the Richter Scale occurred near Noida in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday (January 13), with mild tremors being felt in and around Delhi-NCR.

The earthquake occurred at 7:03 PM, the National Centre for Seismology said.

The epicentre of the earthquake lay 37 km north-northeast of Noida, news agency ANI reported.

"Earthquake of magnitude 2.9 on the Richter scale occurred 37 km north-northeast of Noida, UP at 1903 hours: National Centre for Seismology," the news agency posted the notification on Twitter.

A similar medium-intensity earthquake had earlier occurred in Rajasthan's Alwar district four weeks ago, the tremors for which felt in Delhi-NCR as well, according to the National Center for Seismology (NCS).

The origin had been, in that case, traced 48 kilometres southwest of Gurugram in Haryana at a depth of 7.5 kilometres.

Officials had earlier warned of similar tremors as a result of "monsoon-induced seismicity".

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