6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Hindu Kush In Afghanistan, Tremors Felt In North India
The Hindu Kush mountain range in, Afghanistan. (Photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg)  

6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Hindu Kush In Afghanistan, Tremors Felt In North India

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A powerful earthquake hit the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan and shook the whole of north India, including Delhi-National Capital Region, on Friday evening, the National Centre for Seismology said.

NCS Director, Operations, JL Gautam told PTI that the 6.3 magnitude quake hit the region around 5:10 p.m. Its epicentre, at a depth of 190 kilometre, was monitored at 36.5 degrees north latitude and 70.5 degrees east longitude, he said.

"The tremors were felt in several parts of norther India including Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand," Gautam said.

No report of any loss of life or property has been received so far.

The Hindu Kush region is prone to earthquakes, Gautam added.

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