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.Also Read - 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Maharashtra's Palghar, No Casualties Reported so Far
“The earthquake of 6.3 magnitude had its epicentre in Hindu Kush,” an official of the Seismology Department said. Also Read - 4.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Chamoli in Uttarakhand; No Casualties Reported so Far
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.”