A 6.3 Earthquake 450 KM From India Hit Delhi And Punjab
Delhi and surrounding areas felt strong tremors of earthquake at 10:31 IST on Friday. The tremors were so strong that they made people step out of their homes but no loss of life or property was reported.
Where was the epicenter of the earthquake?
The National Center of Seismology of India said in its bulletin that the epicenter of the earthquake was 450 km from Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. It was in Tajikistan. It was a 6.3 magnitude quake and it occurred at a depth of 74 km from the surface.
Strong tremors in Delhi
The strong earthquake sent strong shock tremors to North India. In Delhi, people felt the tremors for several seconds. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that earthquake tremors felt in Delhi and that he was praying for safety of Delhi people.
Tremors felt in Punjab
The strong tremors prompted people to rush out of their homes in Amritsar and other parts of Punjab. The shock waves were so strong that Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had to spoke to the police commissioner to inquire about safety of people, said CM’s spokesperson.
Tremors on social media
Soon after the earthquake hit Delhi and the surrounding areas, people started sending news about tremors on social media. In social media reporting, people prayed for each-other’s safety. But no loss to anyone was reported from any part hit by the earthquake.