Tremors in Delhi, J&K after earthquake hits Afghanistan-Tajikistan border

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published May 9, 2018, 4:46 pm IST
Updated May 9, 2018, 5:01 pm IST
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Afghanistan-Tajikistan-Pakistan region on Wednesday.
Tremors were felt in Delhi, NCR and Jammu and Kashmir following earthquake in Afghanistan. (Photo: Twitter/ANI)
 Tremors were felt in Delhi, NCR and Jammu and Kashmir following earthquake in Afghanistan. (Photo: Twitter/ANI)

New Delhi: Tremors were felt in Delhi and neighbouring Gurgaon on Wednesday afternoon after an earthquake hit Afghanistan-Tajikistan border.

Tremors were also felt in parts of Jammu and Kashmir, news agency ANI reported.

 

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck near the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border at a depth of 111.9 kilometres.

The earthquake shook buildings in Afghan capital Kabul, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, reported Reuters.

According to a MeT department official, tremors were also felt in Punjab, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir, where people rushed out of buildings, around 4:15 pm.

Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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