Tremors felt in North India as a 6.2 quake strikes Afghanistan


A strong quake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Afghanistan on August 10 with the epicenter in the Hindukush region. Jammu and Kashmir is said to have felt the maximum impact due to its geographical proximity to the region, while other parts of North India, including Punjab, Haryana and Delhi, are also said to have felt the tremors. The National Capital Region and other parts of northern India have been experiencing many quakes in the recent past, including the Nepal earthquake which caused massive destruction in Nepal.

Omar Abdullah, the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, also tweeted about the quake saying, “That was a hell of a tremor. Hope everyone is safe & well.” The epicenter of the quake was 88 kilometers (54.68 miles) from Feyzabad in Afghanistan at a depth of 209 kilometers (129.87 miles), according to the US Geological Survey.

While no loss of property or life has been reported as of now, the panic-stricken people were seen running out of offices and homes in Delhi, Chandigarh and Srinagar according to reports.