Tremors were felt in northern parts of India this afternoon after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck in Tajikistan near the Afghanistan border. People in Jammu and Kashmir rushed out of their homes, offices and other work places as the earthquake hit the region. The earthquake was also felt in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi NCR.
“The intensity of the earthquake, which had its epicentre in Afghanistan-Tajikistan border, measured 6.2 on the Richter Scale,” a MeT Department official said.
According to the United States Geological Survey or USGS, the earthquake struck 36 km north-west of Ishkashim near the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border, at a depth of 111.9 kilometres.
No loss of life or property has been reported so far.