Earthquake in Delhi, NCR magnitude 6.8, Centre Hindukush, Afghanistan

Strong earthquake has once again jolted Northern India. An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 has been measured on the rector scale. The epicentre of the earthquake has been reported to be Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan.

Earthquake in Delhi, NCR magnitude 6.8, Centre Hindukush, AfghanistanThe 6.8 magnitude earthquake jolted the northern parts of India on 4:01 in the evening today. The things in the houses begin to tremble and the people got out from their houses. At first, the people didn’t get what just happened but as soon as they realised it was an earthquake they begin to vacate their houses.

The epicentre of the earthquake was Hindu Kush regions of Afghanistan. This means that this part of Afghanistan would be affected worse by the earthquake and there could be loss of life and wealth in the region. That’s the reason why the northern parts of India including Delhi, NCR, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, some Parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Bihar experienced earthquake of magnitude 6.8 on the rector scale.

The first tremors were felt on one minute past four. The earthquake was for some seconds. At the time people realised it was an earthquake, it passed. But two minutes after it, suddenly the tremors were felt again and this time with a stronger magnitude. The earthquake was for around one minute or so. The people began to evacuate from high buildings due to fear of the building getting collapsed.

The tremors of the earthquake were also felt in Pakistan. The magnitude of earthquake in Pakistan was measured as 7.1 on the Rector scale.

It is advised that as soon as you experience earthquake, you should vacate the place and should go to an open place to be safe. The people followed it and evacuated building and went to open places like parks, roads etc. The people also began to call their near and dear ones to ask if they were okay.

Delhi Metro was stopped temporarily as a precautionary measure after the earthquake.

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