Massive 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Hindu Kush in Afghanistan
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan, causing tremors across India and Pakistan. Stay updated with the latest news and live updates.
On Tuesday, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan, causing tremors across Delhi, Noida, and surrounding areas of the national capital. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 184 km (114 miles) and was felt in several countries, including Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan.
According to geological experts, the earthquake occurred due to the collision of the Indo-Australian plate with the Eurasian plate. The region is known for being seismically active, and the depth of the fault, which is over 150 km, is what caused the tremors to be felt for a relatively long time. The head of the office and Scientist at the National Center for Seismology, J L Gautam, stated that aftershocks are likely, but they cannot be forecasted.
While there have been no reports of any loss or destruction due to the earthquake, people were scared and rushed out of their buildings after feeling the strong tremors. "Many of the residents of our building came to the common ground area. People were checking their phones constantly for any updates," a local resident of Sector 22 in Noida told news agency ANI.
Tremors were also reported from several regions in India, including Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Uttar Pradesh. People in Pakistan reported running out of their houses and reciting the Koran. An AFP correspondent in Rawalpindi said, "People ran out of their houses and were reciting the Koran," with similar reports coming from the capital Islamabad, Lahore, and elsewhere in the country.
The epicenter of the earthquake is believed to be 90 km from Kalafgan in Afghanistan. Reports suggest that the earthquake caused people to run out of their houses and recite the Koran in Pakistan. While the aftershocks are likely, there have been no reports of any damage or loss due to the earthquake. Stay updated with the latest news and live updates as the situation develops.
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