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Strong tremors across Afghanistan-India-Pakistan, Delhi, UP, Punjab affected

31 Jan 2018 | By Gogona Saikia
Tremors felt in Delhi, UP, Punjab

Strong tremors were felt in several parts of North India including Delhi, J&K, UP, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab at 12:40pm today.

Parts of Pakistan also shook, including Lahore, Islamabad and Kabul.

According to initial reports, it measured 6.1 on the Richter scale. The epicenter was in Hindukush, Afghanistan, near its border with Tajikistan.

No damage has been reported yet.

In context: Tremors felt in Delhi, UP, Punjab

31 Jan 2018Strong tremors across Afghanistan-India-Pakistan, Delhi, UP, Punjab affected

Indian Met Department's notification on the quake

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Quake hit at a depth of 189km

DetailsQuake hit at a depth of 189km

The quake in Delhi lasted more than a minute. In Srinagar too, strong tremors were felt.

There was chaos as people rushed out of their homes and offices in the capital as well as in Noida, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad.

According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the depth was 189km, possibly why no damage was seen.

Metro services suspended in Delhi

Last earthquake in Delhi on December 3

The last earthquake felt in Delhi and neighboring areas was on the evening of December 3. The magnitude was 5.5 and the epicenter was Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand, at a depth of 30km. No loss of life was reported.