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Tremors felt in Delhi-NCR, north India after 6.1 earthquake strikes Afghanistan

The epicenter of the quake was in Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) posted on X.

Edited By: Nivedita Dash @Nivedita0503 New Delhi Updated on: January 11, 2024 15:56 IST
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As a result of a 6.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Afghanistan, mild tremors were felt in Delhi and parts of northern India on Thursday afternoon. According to reports, an earthquake of 6.1 magnitude hit Lahore, Islamabad and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cities.

"Earthquake of Magnitude:6.1, Occurred on 11-01-2024, 14:50:24 IST, Lat: 36.48 & Long: 70.45, Depth: 220 Km ,Location:  Afghanistan," said National Center for Seismology in a post on X.

On January 4, a magnitude 3. 9 earthquake hit Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district. The earthquake, with its epicentre near Kishtwar, occurred at 12.38 am, the National Centre for Seismology said.

The quake hit at latitude 33. 34 degrees north and longitude 76.67 degrees, at a depth of five kilometres.

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