Earthquake tremors felt in Delhi-NCR and other northern regions, the epicenter in Afghanistan.
A strong earthquake is felt across North India, Afghanistan and Pakistan on Friday around 5.09 pm. The epicenter is said to be the Hindu-Kush region in Afghanistan.
According to the National Institute of Seismology, the magnitude of the earthquake is 6.3 on the Richter scale. The depth was 190 kilometers below the surface, around 245 kilometers northeast to Kabul.
Reports of tremors being felt are coming from Chandigarh, Faridkot, Dalhousie, Chamba, Dehradun, Srinagar, Jammu, Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, along with Pakistan’s Islamabad and Lahore.
The tremors were reported in Mathura, Lucknow, Prayagraj, Jammu and Kashmir and several other parts of North India. The reports of panic and evacuations are also pouring in from Lahore in Pakistan.
So far, there have been no reports of loss of property and life in the regions hit by the earthquake. However, there are some reports of panic and evacuation from Pakistan and Afghanistan. Residents have rushed to the streets of Islamabad and Kabul respectively.
Jolts were also felt in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Mirpur Kashmir, Muzaffarabad, Peshawar, Buner, Balakot, Dera Ismail Khan and other cities across Pakistan
As per the USGS, there would be few economic losses from the quake, with “a low likelihood of casualties and damage.”