According to the National Center for Seismology, an earthquake Tremors in Delhi with a magnitude of 5.8 rocked Afghanistan on Saturday. It happened at 9:31 p.m. local time at a depth of 181 kilometers.
At 36.38 degrees north latitude and 70.77 degrees east longitude, the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan is where the earthquake’s epicenter was found.
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No casualties or physical harm have been reported to date. Preity Shankar, a resident of a high-rise apartment building in Noida, on the eastern suburbs of Delhi, reported, “Around 9:30 PM last night, there were two instances of an earthquake.”
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake that occurred earlier today struck Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir. It happened about 8:36 AM and had a depth of roughly 129 kilometers, according to the National Center for Seismology.
Afghanistan is no stranger to seismic activity; on average, there are 560 earthquake-related fatalities there each year. In actuality, the country has had more than 7,000 fatal earthquakes in the last ten years.
The National Center for Seismology reported that an earthquake of magnitude 4.3 in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands group early on August 3rd was followed by another earthquake.
According to an official who was quoted by PTI (Press Trust of India), there isn’t any current information about casualties or property damage.