Strong tremors jolted parts of north India, including Delhi-NCR, on Tuesday night as an earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan. Tremors were felt in parts of Pakistan too, including Lahore.
Panic-stricken people rushed out of houses as the earthquake struck around 10:20 pm. The tremors were also felt in Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir.
Within minutes, "earthquake" became the top trending keyword on Twitter, with users sharing their how they felt the tremors. Several people in Delhi also shared videos from their homes, showing shaking ceiling fans and chandeliers.
Congress leader Milind Deora shared a video of a chandelier shaking vigorously.
"Felt mild to medium #tremors in Gurgaon that lasted for several minutes," he tweeted.
Felt mild to medium #tremors in Gurgaon that lasted for several minutes.
Thankfully, not an #earthquake. pic.twitter.com/LL98UOAK14
— Milind Deora | (@milinddeora) March 21, 2023
"My home lights dancing after more than a minute of this massive earthquake in Delhi," journalist Samip Rajguru tweeted, sharing a video of the chandelier at his home shaking.
My Home lights dancing after more than a minute of this massive earthquake in delhi #Earthquake pic.twitter.com/8w7knxcJ2H
— Samip Rajguru (@samiprajguru) March 21, 2023
Earthquake ghar me #earthquake #delhiearthquake pic.twitter.com/PwwsywkLT6
Boxer Gaurav Bidhuri tweeted a clip of the ceiling fan at his home shaking due to the impact of the earthquake.
— Gaurav Bidhuri (@GauravBidhuri_) March 21, 2023
#earthquake in #delhi and across parts of Kashmir valley… (perhaps across Northern region of #india )
Hope there’s nothing worrisome… there is quite a lot of panic! pic.twitter.com/Y40TUwKFeK
— Sidharth.M.P (@sdhrthmp) March 21, 2023
Earthquake? Big one! pic.twitter.com/4WGViYwPSd
— Sohini Guharoy (@sohinigr) March 21, 2023
Several other users sharing clips of their liquor bottles, with the alcohol inside shaking.
A Twitter user from Pakistan shared a video of cracks on the walls of a building.
According to an automated report generated by the National Centre for Seismology, the 6.6 magnitude quake struck 133 km southeast of Fayzabad in Afghanistan.