Quake hits Afghanistan-Tajikistan border

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Tremors felt in North India 

New Delhi: The tremors of an earthquake that hit the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border were felt in several north Indian states including Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan as well as Jammu and Kashmir. 

The epicentre of the quake, measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale, was Afghanistan-Tajikistan border and it occurred at 4.01 pm, J L Gautam, Head (Operations), National Seismological Centre (NSC) said.  

The tremors were felt in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana, officials said adding there were no reports of loss of life or damage to property. 

Strong tremors were felt in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir valley. In some areas, panic-stricken people rushed out of buildings and vehicles into open spaces. 

Similar scenes were witnessed in some parts of Rajasthan where mild tremors were felt, a MeT department official said.  

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