On Wednesday, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region, sparking tremors which shook several parts of north India. The tremors were felt as far as the national capital, New Delhi.
As soon as the tremors were felt in the Delhi-NCR region, people rushed out of their home and tried to run outdoors for a safe shelter. However, there are currently no reports of the earthquake doing any kind of structural damage.
“The epicentre of the quake was near the Afghanistan- Tajikistan border and occurred at a depth of around 190 kilometres,” TOI quoted an official from Srinagar as saying.
Metro trains in Delhi were briefly halted but service along the lines were not majorly disrupted. Officials cut electricity power lines as a precautionary measure lest the tremors would cause a power outage.
The tremor was strong in the Kashmir Valley and was reminiscent of the 2005 calamity where Kashmir suffered heavy damages.