Earthquake jolts Afghanistan; Tremors felt in North India
New Delhi: The National Capital Region and several parts of northern India experienced mild tremors on Wednesday following an earthquake on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border.
India Meteorological Department said that the earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter Scale struck at a depth of 190 km in the Hindu Kush region.
The tremors, lasting a few seconds, were also felt in NCR and the adjoining region, forcing people to run out of their homes and offices. Delhi Metro immediately halted operations - briefly.
No damage, however, was reported. Officials said there were no immediate reports of loss to life or property as tremors lasted a few seconds only.
Tremors were felt in most parts of Punjab and Haryana. People in Chandigarh also experienced the earthquake which lasted a few seconds.