Minor earthquake shakes Indian capital, no damage reported

NEW DELHI Wed Sep 7, 2011 3:03pm EDT

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 4.2 shook the Indian capital New Delhi and surrounding areas late on Wednesday, but there were no reports of damage or injuries, authorities said.

Tremors lasting several seconds shook buildings across New Delhi, Reuters witnesses said.

India's Meteorological department said on its website that the quake measures 4.2 compared with earlier local media reports that an earthquake measuring 6.6 had hit the capital.

Throughout the city people quickly rushed out onto the streets fearing a major quake, as the epicenter was near Delhi.

(Reporting by Paul de Bendern and Matthias Williams; Editing by Rosalind Russell)

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Have been checking the USGS site, and they have yet to list this quake or any in that region for today…

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