Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday appealed for maintaining calm following an earthquake that was felt across India and Nepal, adding that the situation was being assessed.

"Earthquake tremors in Delhi. I appeal to people to maintain calm. Officials out in the field to assess the situation," Kejriwal tweeted.

An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale hit Nepal on Saturday. The tremors were felt around 11.40 a.m. and lasted a few seconds.