Tremors felt in Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana: Epicentre in Pakistan
New Delhi: The earthquake measured 6.3 on the Richter scale has shaken several parts of north India, including the Delhi-NCR region, on Tuesday. According to the reports from the National Centre for Seismology(NCS), the earthquake had a depth of 40 km and there was no report of any loss of life or property. Epicentre in Pakistan, the tremors were also felt in states like Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana where people rushed out of their homes and offices in panic. “The epicentre was near the India-Pakistan border. The closest big city to the epicentre is Rawalpindi (in Pakistan’s Punjab province),” said J L Gautam, head of operations at the NCS. In Pakistan, the tremors lasted for 8-10 seconds but were felt strongly across the cities of Islamabad, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Lahore. The pictures of damaged roads and buildings from Mirpur and other areas in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir have been on the viral mode in social media.
5.8 magnitude #earthquake hits parts of #Pakistan. So far no reports of casualties but here are few pictures of the damage cause in areas near the epicentre few kilometres north of Jhelum, pic.twitter.com/g2vgob18yr
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