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Earthquake today: Delhi-NCR is experiencing tremors after an earthquake of magnitude 6.1 shakes Afghanistan.

Earthquake today: Delhi-NCR is experiencing tremors after an earthquake of magnitude 6.1 shakes Afghanistan.Earthquake today

Earthquake today: On Thursday, more earthquake tremors were felt in Delhi. An earthquake of a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale struck Afghanistan, causing earthquake shocks.

The shocks were felt following Thursday’s 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Afghanistan. The epicenter of the earthquake was 241 kilometers northeast of Kabul. Earthquake of Magnitude: 6.1, Occurred on 11-01-2024, 14:50:24 IST, Lat: 36.48 & Long: 70.45, Depth: 220 Km, Location: Afghanistan, tweeted the National Center for Seismology. In Pakistan, the cities of Lahore, Islamabad, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa also experienced strong earthquakes. The US Geological Survey reports that at 2:50 PM on January 11, the magnitude 6.4 Ritcher earthquake in Afghanistan was still visible at a depth of 206.6 km, 44 km SSW of Jurm.

As of now, there have been no reports of fatalities or property damage. The Pakistan Meteorological Department reports that the 6.0 magnitude earthquake occurred at 2:20 pm (local time) in the Hindu Kush region at a depth of 213 km. Following the shocks, several other cities trembled, including Sargodha in Punjab, Khushab and its environs, Mandi Bahauddin, Bhakkar, and Nowshera. According to PTI, quoting Geo News, there were also tremors near Muzaffarabad, in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Chief meteorologist of PMD, Sardar Sarfaraz, was quoted by Geo News as saying that there is a significant likelihood of aftershocks in the area due to the tremendous strength of the earthquake. He remarked, “The same had also occurred in Japan, which had been hit by a strong earthquake on January 1.”

Pakistan is situated in a seismically active area that frequently experiences tremors and earthquakes of various intensities. In October 2005, the nation had its deadliest earthquake to date, which claimed over 74,000 lives and caused immense destruction.

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