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5.6 magnitude earthquake jolts Delhi-NCR, parts of Kashmir, Pakistan

On Saturday, Tremors Were Felt In Delhi-NCR, Parts Of Kashmir Valley, Including Srinagar, And Northern Pakistan After A Powerful Earthquake Measuring 6.1 Magnitude Hit The Afghanistan-Pakistan Border.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 05 Feb 2019, 11:34:14 PM
Earthquake: Tremors felt in Delhi-NCR, parts of Kashmir

New Delhi:

A powerful 5.6 magnitude earthquake jolted Delhi-NCR, parts of north India and Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday evening. The tremors were also felt in parts of Pakistan. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department’s National Seismic Monitoring Centre in Islamabad, the earthquake took place at a depth of 104 kilometres North East of Muzaffarabad at a magnitude of 5.6 on the Richter scale. The tremors were also felt in Pakistan's Sargodha, Lower Dir, Upper Dir, Muzaffarabad, Malakand, Mianwali, Kohat, Dera Ismail Khan, Nowshera, Swat, Pind Dadan Khan, Balakot, Peshawar, Chilas, Bajaur and adjoining regions.

On Saturday, tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR, parts of Kashmir Valley, including Srinagar, and northern Pakistan after a powerful earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude hit the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Tremors were also felt in parts of Haryana, Punjab, Lahore, Multan and Islamabad and in Upper Dir, Nowshera, Swat and surrounding areas in Pakistan. The epicentre of the earthquake was the Hindukush Mountains in Afghanistan. According to the National Centre for Seismology, the epicentre of the quake was in Pakistan and it occurred at 5:34 PM. There were no immediate reports of loss of lives or property, they said. 

Earlier, earthquake tremors were felt in Karachi. The magnitude of the earthquake was recorded at 2.9 on the Richter scale and its epicentre was 15 kilometres north of Karachi.

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First Published : 05 Feb 2019, 10:24:31 PM