A strong earthquake that lasted for several seconds was felt in Delhi and neighboring cities on Tuesday evening. According to reports, the earthquake measured 6.6 on the Richter scale in Turkmenistan, India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan. The epicenter of this earthquake is believed to be 90 km from Kalaf Khan, Afghanistan.
“An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale occurred today at 10:17 p.m., 133 km from the city of Faizabad, Afghanistan,” the National Seismological Center reported. The US Geological Survey reported that the earthquake was centered 40 km away from Afghanistan. The Afghan city of Jurm.
The Delhi Fire Services said they received a call about a building falling in East Delhi’s Shagarpur area. However, no building was seen leaning, said fire department director Atul Garg.
“The initial call was made by some people in the neighborhood. Residents of the building were not aware of the call,” he said.
Delhi has experienced earthquakes for the past few months, but it has been particularly strong in recent times. Speaking to India Today, some residents of Nodia reported feeling tremors which they said lasted for about 2-3 minutes. Videos have been released showing people panicking after the earthquake lasted for more than 30 seconds.
Devotees leave guest houses in Katra, Jammu and Kashmir. Guesthouse owner Subham said that a very strong tremor was felt and all the devotees rushed out of the guesthouse.
“With the blessings of Maa Vaishno Devi, there is no loss of life and they are returning to their hotels.”
Pakistan’s Dawn News reported that there were no reports of any damage or loss of life so far. The country’s rescue department received one phone call each from Swabi and Lower Tri, following which rescue teams were dispatched. “No confirmed reports of loss of life or property have been received so far. Rescue 1122 is on high alert and ready to render services in case of any emergency,” Chief of Rescue Department General Dr Qadeer Ahmed told Dawn.