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Earthquake hits Delhi-NCR, Jammu and Kashmir, tremors in Vaishno Devi Temple

The epicentre of the quake was in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan.

Reported By : Manzoor Mir Edited By : Anurag Roushan
New Delhi
Updated on: August 06, 2023 6:14 IST
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Image Source : INDIA TV Earthquake tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR and Jammu and Kashmir

An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 on the Richter scale struck Delhi-NCR on Saturday. The tremors were felt all across North India including Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. According to reports, the quake was reported at around 9:34 pm. The tremors were also felt in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri, Srinagar, Gulmarg as well as in the Katra region near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine. 

The epicentre of the quake was in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan at a latitude of 36.38 degrees and a longitude of 70.77 degrees at a depth of 181 km. No reports of casualties or material damage have been reported so far. 

CM Kejriwal tweets following the quake

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also took to Twitter to enquire about the well-being of people of the national capital following the quake. "Earthquake tremors have also been felt in Delhi. Hope everyone is safe," he tweeted.  Meanwhile, the Delhi Police said in a tweet, "Hey Delhi people, We hope you all are safe! For any emergency help, dial 112."

Earthquake jolts Pakistan

Earlier in the day the region was jolted by double quakes occurring in Pakistan and in the Hindu Kush region at 8.36 am and 10.24 am. The two quakes were measured at 4.8 and 5.2 on the Richter Scale respectively.

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