6.5 magnitude tremor in Afghanistan shakes Delhi NCR, rest of north India

The intensity of the earthquake was 6.5 and the epicenter was Hindkush region of North Afghanistan.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: December 26, 2015 8:10 pm
Delhi earthquake, Delhi quake, earthquake today, delhi quake, afghanistan earthquake, Delhi earthquake: Reports of heavy tremors were also pouring in from Chandigarh, Jaipur, Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir.

Strong tremors were felt in parts of Delhi and National Capital Region on Saturday night after an earthquake of 6.5 magnitude on Ritcher Scale struck northeast Afghanistan near the country’s borders with Pakistan and Tajikistan.

The tremors were felt around 12:50 am and remained for 30 seconds.

Reports of heavy tremors were also pouring in from Chandigarh, Jaipur, Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir.

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According to the US Geological Survey, the quake measured 203.5 kilometres deep and struck about 280 kilometres northeast of the Afghan capital Kabul.

Jammu and Kashmir also felt the tremors. People in the Kashmir region rushed to safety in chilling cold after feeling the quake.

An official of the Meteorological department in JK said that it would be premature to say whether there has been any loss of life or damage to property in the state due to the earthquake.

“Right now, we cannot say whether any damage (to life or property) has taken place. Anything in this regard can be said after we have all the details,” he said.

Soon after the earth shook, people ran out of their houses in the open as they feared that the buildings might collapse.

“We were fast asleep when suddenly the earth shook and we rushed out in the open to save ourselves as we feared that the house might collapse,” Surjeet Kaur, a local resident of Jammu said.

Reports of earthquake spreading panic also poured in from other districts of Jammu region.

Mobile network also faced congestion with worried relatives calling each other to inquire about the well being of their family members.

(With PTI inputs)

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    Abbas Taj
    Dec 25, 2015 at 7:56 pm
    Astaghfirullah, Astaghfirullah, Astaghfirullah
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      Sandeep
      Dec 25, 2015 at 9:46 pm
      Tremors felt at Delhi.
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        Centinelx
        Dec 26, 2015 at 6:46 am
        Its Richter, not Ritcher Scale FYI ;)
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          Dimaniac
          Dec 25, 2015 at 9:40 pm
          Modi's visit, a bad omen. Beware Afghans.
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            MD
            Dec 25, 2015 at 8:38 pm
            I felt in Tajikistan too, it was strong and Allah (s) keeps all save. Ameen
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              Rama Krishna
              Dec 26, 2015 at 11:33 am
              Be careful by earth quake
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                Amrita
                Dec 26, 2015 at 2:19 am
                Please stay rational.
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                  Ankit Jain
                  Dec 26, 2015 at 5:18 am
                  Too many earthquakes nowadays after 2-3 months continues We are warned.End of world Pralya is coming
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                    F
                    Dec 25, 2015 at 9:07 pm
                    Earthquake felt in Faibad
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                      deepak
                      Dec 26, 2015 at 1:25 am
                      I felt tremors at 12.45 am last night in Amritsar when I experienced the gl panels were shaking and was last for 45 seconds.
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                        Harpreet singh
                        Dec 25, 2015 at 9:27 pm
                        I am at chandigar and I feel the earthquake hari om
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                          Proforbes
                          Dec 26, 2015 at 5:31 am
                          It was 6.5 and center point is as saying was Hindukush but no highlight news still came out
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                            Proforbes
                            Dec 26, 2015 at 5:30 am
                            My family was sleeping and still doesn't believe that earth shaken again. Thank to God no live lose any where.
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                              Kay Kay
                              Dec 26, 2015 at 1:01 pm
                              Rahul hi: This is due to Modi ji's visit to stan yesterday.. He and BJP are responsible. AAP: Modi ji is behind all this. Frequent earthquakes in Delhi are due to his plans and to divert attention from Arun Jaitely. Lalu: Eeh sasura BJP aur RSS ka chaal hai. Bihar mai hamar munna Dy. CM bane hain to unka gaddi hilan ki khatir kye hain. Sonia: Mai Indira hi ki .. bhau huun.. koi bhi earthquake National Herald ke ghotale ko ujagar nahi kar sakta.. hammen saara paaisa to Italy aur Switzerland bhej diya hai....
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                                MD Han
                                Dec 25, 2015 at 8:28 pm
                                Allah sb hifazat rakhe
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                                  BharatK
                                  Dec 26, 2015 at 12:57 pm
                                  6.5 magnitude means what? This mangitude is meausred in a scale, be it 0 to 10 or 0 to 100. And the scale too have a name. Please do full reporting. Please hire some science reporters from USA or west. India is rich only with third rate politial reporters, as in IE.
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                                    BharatK
                                    Dec 26, 2015 at 12:51 pm
                                    IE wrote: The intensity of the earthquake was 6.5. What is this 6.5? Are they potatoes or mangoes? Every measurement has a unit. Without specification of unit, it is uselsss to write the numbers. Do we write rice 6.5? Of course, we can write 6.5 kilo, or 6.5 grams.
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                                      BharatK
                                      Dec 26, 2015 at 12:46 pm
                                      Seismologist Charles Francis Richter devised a way to measure magnitudes of the energy released by an earthquake on a scale 0 to 10. and the measrement scale is called Richter Scale, after his name.
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                                        varaprasad karri
                                        Dec 26, 2015 at 12:15 pm
                                        its possible to day also, plates are moving, already greece report by eart h quake, better you install csem-emsc- mobile earth quake alert, pl concious no need to panic, you can stay any side of beam in case you have no time to evacuate out side. varaprasad.karri- region head safety for ivrcl.
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                                          koshalsingh
                                          Dec 25, 2015 at 8:14 pm
                                          Tremors felt almost 1 minutes in Rakkar colony Himachal Pradesh.
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                                            koshalsingh
                                            Dec 25, 2015 at 8:17 pm
                                            Tremors felt almost for 1 minutes at 0049 hrs in Rahkar colony una, himachal pradesh.
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