6.8 strong earthquake shakes north India, including Delhi




An earthquake measuring 6.8 magnitude on the Richter scale on 10 April struck parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan-Tajikistan border. The strong ripples of the quake were also felt across north India, including Delhi.

The tremors continued for at least 4-5 minutes — the initial tremor felt was at 4.01 pm.

Tremors were also felt in the entire North India, including Delhi, NCR, Leh, Haryana, Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Punjab

Madhya Pradesh towns such as Gwalior, Bhind, Morena and Bhopal were also not spared from the tremors, but they were not so strong. .
No loss of life or property has been reported so far.

According to European Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the quake’s epicentre lay 39 km from Ashkasham in Afghanistan and it’s impact was felt across a 200-km area.

Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, metro rail services were halted in Delhi after the earthquake. The metros were temporarily stopped following standard procedure. The services were resumed after a while. There were no immediate reports of any casualty.