Earthquake tremors were felt across different places in North India including Delhi-NCR on Tuesday night after a powerful quake struck Afghanistan.
The 6.6 magnitude quake struck 133 km southeast of Fayzabad in Afghanistan, according to National Center for Seismology (NCS).
Earthquake of Magnitude:6.6, Occurred on 21-03-2023, 22:17:27 IST, Lat: 36.09 & Long: 71.35, Depth: 156 Km ,Location: 133km SSE of Fayzabad, Afghanistan for more information Download the BhooKamp App https://t.co/kFfVI7E1ux @ndmaindia @Indiametdept @moesgoi @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/sJAUumYDiM— National Center for Seismology (@NCS_Earthquake) March 21, 2023
Affected countries include Turkmenistan, India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan.
This is the third earthquake in a span of 48 hours in Afghanistan. On March 19 at 10:37 pm, 4.3 magnitude earthquake hit Fayzabad and another 4.4 quake struck the region earlier today.
#BreakingNews: Tremors were felt in the National Capital region, #Chandigarh and #JammuAndKashmir; The estimated magnitude is 6.6 on the richter scaleSuspected epicentre is in #Afghanistan @Ieshan_W & @kaidensharmaa with details
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— News18 (@CNNnews18) March 21, 2023
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Tremors were also felt in Jammu, Dehradun, Noida, Ladakh, Jaipur and Jalandhar, spreading panic and forcing people to run out of their homes.
Ceiling fan shakes as strong earthquake tremors felt in several parts of north India.#earthquake #fan #india #afghanistan #StrongEarthquake #india #delhi #uttarpradesh pic.twitter.com/tU6CCWnrL0— News18 (@CNNnews18) March 21, 2023
Following the tremors, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “Strong tremors of the earthquake were felt across Delhi NCR. Hope you all are safe."
Meanwhile, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) issued a guideline in the wake of earthquake.
#Earthquake | Follow these do’s and don’ts to ensure your safety before, during and after an #Earthquake. pic.twitter.com/j1favudlum— NDMA India | राष्ट्रीय आपदा प्रबंधन प्राधिकरण 🇮🇳 (@ndmaindia) March 21, 2023
There was no immediate report of any loss of life or property.
Afghanistan is frequently hit by earthquakes, especially in the Hindu Kush mountain range, which lies near the junction of the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates.
More than 1,000 people were killed and tens of thousands made homeless after a 5.9-magnitude quake — the deadliest in Afghanistan in nearly a quarter of a century — struck the impoverished province of Paktika on June 22 last year, AFP reported.
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