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An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale struck the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan — near the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border — on Tuesday, sending shockwaves and tremors that could be felt as far out as India’s capital city of New Delhi.
Reuters issued a preliminary report on the quake, which occurred at 10:17 p.m. local time, citing data from the German Research Center for Geoscience (GFZ). The GFZ determined that the quake had occurred at a depth of 114 miles.
Strong tremors felt in #Delhi & NCR following #Earthquake of 6.6 on the Richter scale striking 133 KM SSE of Fayzabad, Afghanistan. Lat: 36.09 & Long: 71.35, Depth: 156 Km. : National Centre of Seismology pic.twitter.com/KHwcoG8DpH
— IANS (@ians_india) March 21, 2023
Reports so far indicate that shaking was felt in Afghanistan’s capital city, Kabul, as well as several Pakistani cities — namely Islamabad and Lahore.
⚠Preliminary info: M7.4 #earthquake (#زلزله, #землетрясение) about 70 km SE of #Fayzabad (#Afghanistan) 7 min ago (local time 21:17:24). Updates at:
— EMSC (@LastQuake) March 21, 2023
On the streets after feeling the tremors in Delhi. Strong tremors across NCR. Experiencing this after the earthquake followed by tsunami in India. pic.twitter.com/yGq9cpbB9F
— KhushbuSundar (@khushsundar) March 21, 2023
Affected countries so far include Turkmenistan, India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan.
“The earthquake magnitude in Pakistan is recorded at 6.8 on the Richter scale while the entire region had an impact of 7.7 magnitude with the strong tremors felt in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and China,” one reporter noted in a tweet.
The earthquake magnitude in Pakistan is recorded at 6.8 on the Richter scale while the entire region had an impact of 7.7 magnitude with the strong tremors felt in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and China.
— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) March 21, 2023
Initial reports have not included any information about possible casualties.
A previous earthquake measuring 5.8 struck the same region on January 5 at a depth of 117 miles, causing tremors that were felt in New Delhi, Kabul, and Islamabad.