Earthquake hits Afghanistan, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR, Himachal, J&K

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck today afternoon in Tajikistan near the Afghanistan border, sending tremors that were felt in Pakistan and parts of north India.

Most of Jammu and Kashmir, including capital Srinagar, the Kashmir Valley and areas in Jammu, as well as Himachal Pradesh’s Khajjiar, Kulli and Shimla experienced tremors. Some impact was also felt in New Delhi and its surrounding areas of Gurgaon and Noida.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the epicentre of the earthquake was on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region. The earthquake shook buildings in the Afghan capital Kabul, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, reported a source.

“Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit Afghanistan-Tajikistan-Pakistan region. Light tremors were felt in parts of northern India, including Delhi & Kashmir,” USGS reported.

No casualty or injury was reported from any of the regions.

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