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Earthquake jolts Afghanistan; Tremors felt in North India

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 31 Jan 2018 8:00 AM GMT

Earthquake jolts Afghanistan; Tremors felt in North India
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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.

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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.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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