The first quake at 12: 40 am measured 3.1 on the richter scale and lasted for 3 - 4 seconds. Moreover the epicenter was just 10 km below the surface.
The second quake occurred at 1: 40 am and measured 3.3. This was felt in Noida and Ghaziabad as well. The last two measured 2.5 and 2.8 respectively and happened around 2 and 4 am.
Several people rushed out of their houses as they felt the tremor.
Twitter has been abuzz with tweets regarding the incident
"Yes, tremors in Delhi just a minute ago. Like thunder coming from the ground! " tweeted Jamal Shaikh.
"This must be the strongest earthquake tremor I have ever felt. It was like the earth shivering. #Delhi( sic) " tweeted a person with Twitter handle @dillidurast.