Quake measuring 6.2 on Richter scale hits central Asia, tremors felt in Delhi

Quake measuring 6.2 on Richter scale hits central Asia, tremors felt in Delhi

By: || Updated: 26 Dec 2015 09:18 AM
Beijing: Tremors were felt in Delhi early on Saturday after an earthquake measuring 6.2 S Geological Survey said.

The tremors were felt around 12:50 am and remained for 30 seconds.

In addition to the national capital, the tremors were also felt in Kashmir and other parts of north India, reported Xinhua.

The epicentre of quake was initially determined to be at 36.5148 degrees north latitude and 71.1354 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 203.52 km

So far,  there has been no report of casualty or damage in the country.

At least 37 people were injured in Pakistani capital Islamabad and parts of east Punjab, Geo News said.

The capital city Peshawar of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was the worst-hit area from where the all 37 casualties were reported, Xinhua quoted Urdu news channel Geo as saying.

The provincial authorities have imposed a state of emergency in all the three major hospitals in Peshawar and in neighbouring Nowshera district to facilitate the injured people.

Ghulam Rasool, Director General of Pakistan, said that the quake's focal depth was 197 km in the Hindukush mountain ranges along Afghanistan-Tajikistan border.

He said that the earthquake's duration was 59 seconds in parts of the country, adding that several mild to moderate aftershocks hit the country in the next few hours.

In Pakistan, at least 37 people were injured when the earthquake measuring 6.9 there jolted capital Islamabad, Geo News said.

Xinhua quoted Urdu news channel Geo as saying, the capital city Peshawar was the worst-hit area from where the all 37 casualties were reported.

In all the three major hospitals in Peshawar,  the provincial authorities have imposed a state of emergency and in neighbouring Nowshera district to facilitate the injured people.

Director General of Pakistan Ghulam Rasool said, that the quake's focal depth was 197 km in the Hindukush mountain ranges along Afghanistan-Tajikistan border.

He added the earthquake's duration was 59 seconds in parts of the country.

In Kashmir, quake caused widespread fear and panic.

 

People were jolted out of sleep after tremors were felt in Srinagar. In Jammu, residents were in the grip of fear due to the earthquake.

No loss of life has been reported from anywhere in the state so far.

More than 45,000 people were killed across divided Kashmir and properties worth billions destroyed in a 7.6 magnitude temblor that hit Jammu and Kashmir on October 8, 2005.

The earthquake's magnitude was 6.2 and its focal depth was 203 km in Ashkasham area of Afghanistan, said the US Geological Survey (USGS).

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