Earthquake in Delhi-NCR: Day after PIB Fact Check busting NASA ‘claims’, earthquake hits capital

On Sunday, Delhiites cooped inside their house amid the lockdown were in the for the shock of their lives after feeling tremors.

An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 with epicentre in Delhi shook the region, prompting panic-stricken people to rush out of their residences.

According to the National Centre for Seismology, the quake occurred at 5.45 pm.

Its epicentre was in NCT Delhi at the depth of 8 km.

There was no immediate report of any damage.

Strangely, this happened a day after PIB’s fact-checking bureau busted the claim that a high-scale earthquake was going to hit Delhi.

"According to NASA's assessment, a strong earthquake is going to happen in Delhi. #PIBFactCheck: The video being viral is a reality analysis done by a news channel in 2018, according to which it is a #FakeNews. No such prediction has been made by NASA," the tweet read.

Of course, it should be realised the Fact Check is factually correct in the sense that NASA neither predicted an earthquake nor was it a big one.

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