Strong earthquake, tremors felt in Delhi and Noida


A strong earthquake, measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale, on Sunday struck the Hindukush mountain region in Afghanistan.

The tremors were felt in Pakistan and several parts of north India, including the national capital Delhi, Noida and its adjoining areas.

One resident posted on Facebook, “Building shaking as I write.”

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted,”Earthquake!!!! It was really scary! I could see plants and furniture shaking at 6th floor office of Delhi secretriate. Wish all is well.”

PTI quoted J L Gautam, Operations Head of National Centre for Seismology, as saying, “The earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale at a depth of 190 km hit Hindukush mountain region at 3:58 PM.”

There were no immediate reports of any casualty but many resident in Delhi and adjoining areas said that the tremors had their apartments shaking

In north India, tremors were felt in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Chandigarh and Haryana, besides Delhi.

Delhi Metro services were also halted for few minutes.