6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Tajikistan, Tremors Felt in Punjab, Delhi-NCR, J&K
An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude hit Tajikistan on Friday and the strong tremors were felt in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi-NCR, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir in India. According to the India Metrological Department (IMD), the coordinates of the quake were 38.00 N and 73.58 E with its depth measured as 74 km.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said in a tweet, “Earthquake tremors felt in Delhi. Praying for everyone’s safety.”
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also took to Twitter to share his experience of tremors that made him move out of his house.
“Not since the earthquake of 2005 have the tremors in Srinagar been bad enough to force me out of the house. I grabbed a blanket and ran. I didn’t remember to take my phone and so was unable to tweet ‘earthquake’ while the damn ground was shaking,” he tweeted.
In Jammu and Kashmir, some of the houses recorded cracks in the walls. However, no causality has been reported in Jammu and Kashmir or elsewhere in India.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh confirmed that no damage has been recorded in the state due to the earthquake.
“No reports of any damage so far in Amritsar or other parts of Punjab following the earthquake. Top officials of Punjab Police and local administration are keeping a close watch on the situation. Praying for everyone’s safety,” Captain Amarinder tweeted.
In Himachal Pradesh, the tremors were felt in Chamba, Una, Dalhousie, Shimla and Kullu, while states like Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh also felt tremors of the quake.
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