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6.2-magnitude quake strikes Afghanistan, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR – Instances of India

Posted in Trending Topics on 9th May 2018

NEW DELHI: A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck at the moment afternoon in northern Afghanistan, sending tremors that had been felt in Pakistan and elements of north India.

The earthquake shook buildings in Afghan capital Kabul, however there have been no instant studies of harm or casualties, reported Reuters.

Folks in Delhi and the NCR area reported feeling mild earthquake tremors.

The quake was felt at about four:15 pm at the moment within the states of Punjab, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir, a MeT Division official stated.

“The depth of the earthquake, which had its epicentre in Afghanistan-Tajikistan border, measured 6.2 on the Richter Scale,” the official stated.

There have been no studies of lack of life or harm to property, authorities officers stated.

Information company ANI reported that the Kashmir Valley was additionally jolted by the quake.

In line with the USA Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occured close to Afghanistan’s border with Tajikistan within the Hindu Kush mountains, 36 km north-west of Ishkashim and at a depth of 111.9 km. It was the second earthquake to shake Afghanistan at the moment.
The tremors had been felt in “most elements” of the earthquake-prone nation, stated Mohammad Omar Mohammadi, spokesman for the nationwide catastrophe administration ministry.
Within the japanese province of Khost, two youngsters had been injured when the roof of a home collapsed, Mohammadi stated.
In neighbouring Pakistan’s metropolis of Peshawar close to the Afghan border, folks rushed into the streets following the tremor, fearing aftershocks, witnesses informed AFP.
Earlier within the day, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattled elements of japanese Pakistan, close to the border with Afghanistan. That quake brought about a stampede at a faculty within the northwestern metropolis of Bannu, injuring a minimum of 10 college students, in line with an area police official.


(With inputs from Businesses)