Earthquake of 6.3 Magnitude Rocks Delhi-NCR, Epicentre in Afghanistan

There was no immediate report of any loss of life or property due to the quake which hit at 5:13 pm.

Updated: December 20, 2019 6:33 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Ritu Singh

Earthquake of 6.3 Magnitude Rocks Delhi-NCR, Epicentre in Afghanistan

New Delhi: A 6.3-magnitude earthquake with its epicentre in the Hindu Kush region jolted several parts of north India including Delhi-NCR on Friday evening.

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“The earthquake of 6.3 magnitude had its epicentre in Hindu Kush,” an official of the Seismology Department said.

The Paris-based European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said the tremors were felt from Tashkent to New Delhi, a distance of nearly 1,500 km.

However, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the magnitude of the tremor was 6.1.

Further, northern areas of Pakistan including Peshawar and Islamabad were also jolted by severe earthquake tremors, as per a report by Dawn News TV.

Soon after, people flocked to Twitter to claim that they had felt the tremors.

The USGS estimated there would be few economic losses from the quake, with “a low likelihood of casualties and damage.”

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Published Date: December 20, 2019 5:17 PM IST

Updated Date: December 20, 2019 6:33 PM IST