Tremors were felt in the northern parts of the country today stirring panic but creating no damage today. The earthquake of 6.1 magnitude on Richter scale occurred across the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border and was also felt at the Delhi-NCR area and Kashmir.
Many people ran out of their houses and social media posts were made. Some offices cut of electricity as a precaution but no damage was reported in Delhi. The metro trains were halted but otherwise no disruption was caused. The epicentre of the earthquake was near Afghanistan’s Jarm, which was hit by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake which had higher impact in October 2015 and this triggered landslides and flattened buildings, killing more than 380 people across the region.
Across the border in Pakistan, one infant was allegedly killed and nine of her family members were injured in Balochistan province due to the roof of the house collapsing, a local official said.
“The injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. Emergency has been declared in all hospitals,” he said. Rescue teams were also dispatched to the nearby Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to check the damage caused.
Afghanistan is extremely prone to earthquakes, especially in the Hindu Kush mountain range, which lies near the junction of the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates