Earthquake: 6.2 magnitude quake in Afghanistan; tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

Earthquake tremors hit Delhi-NCR, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Himachal
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.

Tremors of an earthquake were felt across Himachal Pradesh too, triggering panic among the people.

Top highlights of Earthquake tremors felt in North India, Afghanistan, Pakistan

* The quake of magnitude 6.2 occurred in Tajikistan in its border region near Afghanistan
* In India, tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR, and the states of Punjab, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir
* There have been no reports of loss of life or damage to property so far

Earthquake in Pakistan:

Two strong earthquakes with one measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale today jolted parts of northwest Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, injuring at least nine children and causing panic among the residents.

The epicentre of the quake measuring above 6 was along the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border and it originated at a depth of 97 kilometre, said a spokesman for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Metrological Department.

The tremor was felt hours after a 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, injuring at least nine children and spreading fear among residents.

The epicenter of the quake was northwestern city of Bannu at a depth of 12 kilometres.

The temblor was felt in the Swat Valley and Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan, Pakistan Meteorological Department was quoted as saying by 'The Express Tribune'.

At least nine children were injured in Bannu's Government Model School near Tankhi Bazaar, it said.

The panic-stricken children rushed out of the three-story building. Few jumped from second and third floors of the building. The injured have been shifted to District Headquarters Hospital, the report said.

Last month, a 5.6-magnitude earthquake jolted many towns of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. The epicenter of the quake was at the depth of 200 kilometres in Hindu Kush mountain area of Afghanistan.Prior to this one, an earthquake jolted Pakistan in the morning today. Earthquake tremors were felt in Islamabad along with Peshawar, Nowshera, and Kohat. The tremors were felt at 8:25 AM and were felt for 15 to 20 seconds.

Tremors were also felt in Swat along Malakand division along with Manshera, Dera Ismail Khan, Swat, Abbottabad, and Mardan. Pakistan's Express Tribune said at least nine children were injured in Bannu's Government Model School near Tankhi Bazaar, it said.

The panic-stricken children rushed out of the three-story building. Few jumped from second and third floor of the building. The injured have been moved to District Headquarters Hospital, the report said. The earthquake magnitude was recorded to be 5.6 on the Richter scale. 

Last month, a 5.6-magnitude earthquake jolted many towns of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. The epicenter of the quake was at the depth of 200 kilometres in Hindu Kush mountain area of Afghanistan.

M6.1 #earthquake (#землетрясение) strikes 185 km SE of #Kŭlob (#Tajikistan) 17 min ago. Updated map of its effects: pic.twitter.com/uhm0Cfj1Eu

— EMSC (@LastQuake) May 9, 2018

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Earthquake jolts felt across various cities of Pakistan including Lahore with intensity of 6.4 having center at Pakistan Afghanistan border

Its second round of earthquake within 10 hours#YaAllahReham

— Nimra Rashid (@NimRashid) May 9, 2018

Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit Afghanistan-Tajikistan-Pakistan region: USGS; light tremors were felt in parts of northern India, including Delhi & Kashmir.

— ANI (@ANI) May 9, 2018

#Earthquake tremors felt in parts of #Kashmir #Delhi #NCR. Details awaited !!

— SkymetWeather (@SkymetWeather) May 9, 2018
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