A 4.9-magnitude earthquake jolted the Indian capital, New Delhi, and the nearby towns on Monday afternoon 1.11 p.m. (07:41GMT) local time.

The tremors were felt for more than 10 seconds and the epicenter was in Bahadurgarh, a town bordering New Delhi and the state of Haryana, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (MeT).

people ran out of houses and offices on feeling the tremors, but no casualties or damage were reported. According to MeT officials, the quake happened nine kilometers below the surface of Earth.

The tremors were also felt in some areas of Ghaziabad and Noida towns in the state of Uttar Pradesh. According to the Geological Survey of India (GSI) Seismic Zone maps, Delhi falls under the severe intensity seismic zone-4 category.

Delhi had witnessed two similar low-intensity tremors in September last year.