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Earthquake tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 Richter scale has hit North West of Lahore in Pakistan

September 24, 2019 / 08:56 PM IST
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Earthquake tremors were felt in New Delhi and the surrounding National Capital Region (NCR) on September 24, according to various reports.

No damage has been reported, according to CNN-News18.

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 Richter scale has hit North West of Lahore in Pakistan, news agency ANI reported quoting the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) tweeted that the earthquake occurred on the Pakistan-India border region at 4:31 pm.

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The earthquake in northern Pakistan jolted several cities, including  Islamabad, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Lahore.

Pakistan Meteorological Department's earthquake centre said the quake measured 5.8 on the Richter scale. Its depth was at 10 kilometres.

The quake was powerful and created panic as people ran out of building, eyewitnesses said.

Dunya TV reported that 50 people, including women and children, were shifted to a hospital in Mirpur in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir after a building collapsed following the earthquake.

Several cities including Skardu, Kohat, Charsadda, Kasur, Faisalabad, Gujrat, Sialkot, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Chitral, Malakand, Multan, Shangla, Okara, Nowshera, Attock and Jhang felt the tremor.

(With PTI inputs).
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first published: Sep 24, 2019 04:51 pm
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