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  India   Earthquake hits Pak, Afghan, tremors felt in North India

Earthquake hits Pak, Afghan, tremors felt in North India

PTI
Published : Apr 11, 2016, 7:36 am IST
Updated : Apr 11, 2016, 7:36 am IST

A powerful earthquake, clocking 6.8 on the Richter Scale, epicentred in Hindu Kush mountain range in Afghanistan, jolted several parts of north India, including the Delhi NCR region, forcing people ou

PM Narendra Modi with Oommen Chandy meet the victims of the tragedy in Kollam, Kerala. (Photo: PTI)
 PM Narendra Modi with Oommen Chandy meet the victims of the tragedy in Kollam, Kerala. (Photo: PTI)

A powerful earthquake, clocking 6.8 on the Richter Scale, epicentred in Hindu Kush mountain range in Afghanistan, jolted several parts of north India, including the Delhi NCR region, forcing people out of their homes and creating panic. However, there were no reports of loss of lives or property.

A mild quake measuring 3.4 on the Richter Scale, with its epicentre in Nandvi town, also shook Surat and Tapi districts of south Gujarat but no casualties were reported.

 

According to J.L. Gautam, operations head of National Centre for Seismology, “The earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale at a depth of 190 km hit Hindu Kush mountain region at 3:58 pm.”

Location: India, Gujarat, Surat