6.1 earthquake jolts northern India, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The quake struck 270 km northeast of Kabul in the Hindu Kush mountains, at a deep 180 km, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.
  • No immediate reports of any damage or casualties.

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NEW DELHI: A 6.1 magnitude earthquake on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region on Wednesday shook several parts of north India, including the national capital and the Kashmir Valley, the met department said.Image result for earthquake yesterday

The quake, which was felt in the Delhi-NCR region as well as the Kashmir Valley, led to panic in some parts with people rushing outdoors for safety.

There were no reports of any damage due to the earthquake, officials said.

“The epicentre of the quake was near the Afghanistan- Tajikistan border and occurred at a depth of around 190 kilometres,” an official said in Srinagar.

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In New Delhi, Delhi Metro trains were halted briefly but services were not disrupted, said a Delhi Metro official.Image result for earthquake new delhi

The tremors were felt strongly in the Valley, with people rushing out of buildings and vehicles.

Officials snapped electricity supply briefly as a precautionary measure.

For many people in Kashmir, the tremors recalled the nightmare of the October 2005 earthquake that flattened wide parts of Jammu and Kashmir on either side of the Line of Control.

 

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