New Delhi: An earthquake of 5.6 magnitude on Richter scale struck Afghanistan-Pakistan border on Saturday evening. The tremors were felt across Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.Also Read - Community Engagement Bringing Change In Delhi Government Schools
As per the USGS, the epicentre of the quake was in Jarm (Hindu Kush), Afghanistan about 211 km below the earth surface. Also Read - 'Thoda Chil Karo, Itna Toh Meri Biwi Nhi Datati...', Kejriwal's Advise to L-G
Initial reports suggest that no damage or casualties have been reported from any of the areas hit by the quake. Also Read - Delhi Air Quality in 'Moderate' Category as Stage I of GRAP's Pollution Control Measures Begin
Earlier last year in May, a 6.2 magnitude quake had hit Afghanistan-Tajikistan-Pakistan region. The tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR, Kashmir Valley, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab.
“Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit Afghanistan-Tajikistan-Pakistan region. Light tremors were felt in parts of northern India, including Delhi & Kashmir,” the USGS had reported.
In Jammu and Kashmir, tremors were felt in Poonch and Rajouri districts while, in Himachal Pradesh, Kullu and Shimla experienced the tremors. No casualties or injuries were reported from any of the regions.