Rahul Gandhi remains unfazed even as earthquake strikes. Watch video

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New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Feb 13, 2021, 07:07 PM(IST)

Rahul Gandhi's reaction on earthquake Photograph:( Twitter )

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Strong tremors were felt in several parts of northern India including the capital city of New Delhi and as far as Srinagar on Friday.

Tremors were felt across northern India following an earthquake in Tajikistan late Friday, and while the entire world panicked and ran for cover, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was unfazed.

Gandhi was then virtually interacting with the students of the University of Chicago. When he realised there was "an earthquake going on", he continued with the live event calmly. He, however, chuckled a bit and let the panelists know of the quake.

A video capturing the moment has gone viral on the social media.

“By the bye, I think there’s an earthquake going on,” Gandhi is heard saying on the live Zoom interaction with historian Dipesh Chakrabarty and the students when the earthquake struck.

Moments later, he is seen saying as he answers a student’s question: “My room is shaking.”

Pretty cool, isn't it?

Watch the video here:

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Must read | Earthquake measuring 6.3 jolts Tajikistan, tremors felt in Delhi and northern India

Strong tremors were felt in several parts of northern India including the capital city of New Delhi and as far as Srinagar on Friday.

As per the India Metrological Department (IMD), the epicentre of the earthquake was in Tajikistan.

The National Centre for Seismology said an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hit Tajikistan at 10:31 pm, and tremors were felt in northern India.

The quake also jolted parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Noida, Punjab, Haryana and Uttarakhand.
 

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