A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck in Tajikistan on Friday with tremors felt throughout North India and Delhi, prompting individuals to hurry out of their houses.
The epicentre of the earthquake was in Tajikistan – about 450 km from Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, in keeping with India’s Nationwide Heart for Seismology.
The earthquake struck at 10:31 pm IST at a depth of 74 km from the floor.
Robust tremors had been felt in Delhi and surrounding areas for a number of seconds.
“Earthquake tremors felt in Delhi. Praying for everybody’s security,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.
There was no speedy report of any injury to lifetime of property.
Robust tremors had been additionally felt in Amritsar and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s spokesperson mentioned he spoke to the police commissioner.
No studies of any injury up to now in Amritsar or different components of Punjab following the #earthquake. Prime officers of @PunjabPoliceInd & native administration are protecting an in depth watch on the state of affairs. Praying for everybody’s security. https://t.co/DKNNvFMPwE
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) February 12, 2021
Social media was abuzz with individuals reporting the quake, immediately sending #Earthquake to the highest of the tendencies.
Not because the earthquake of 2005 have the tremors in Srinagar been dangerous sufficient to pressure me out of the home. I grabbed a blanket & ran. I did not bear in mind to take my cellphone & so was unable to tweet “earthquake” whereas the rattling floor was shaking.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) February 12, 2021
Experiences of a big earthquake impacting India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia. I hope all are protected.
— Michael Kugelman (@MichaelKugelman) February 12, 2021
Praying for everybody! ????????#Earthquake
— Licypriya Kangujam (@LicypriyaK) February 12, 2021
#earthquake in Delhi, hope everyone seems to be protected.
— Locket Chatterjee (@me_locket) February 12, 2021
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