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Earthquake Tremors Jolt Delhi Today
Today, Delhi experienced fresh tremors as an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale struck Afghanistan. The seismic shocks reverberated across the region, leaving people in Delhi and nearby areas startled. Let’s delve into the details of the earthquake, its magnitude, and the potential aftershocks that might follow.
Earthquake Today in Delhi
Earthquake Tremors Jolt Delhi Today: The capital city of India, Delhi, felt the earth shake as tremors from a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan reached its vicinity. The earthquake, measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale, struck Afghanistan with its epicenter located 241 kilometers northeast of Kabul. The National Center for Seismology promptly shared the details via Twitter, providing essential information about the quake’s intensity, occurrence time, and geographic coordinates.
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Impact of Earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan
The seismic activity wasn’t limited to Afghanistan; strong tremors were also reported in various cities of Pakistan, including Lahore, Islamabad, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The US Geological Survey reported the earthquake’s magnitude at 6.4 Richter, occurring at a depth of 206.6 km, 44 km SSW of Jurm in Afghanistan. Despite the intensity, there have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.
Other Cities Experience Tremors
Apart from Delhi and Pakistan, several other cities experienced the tremors. In Punjab, cities like Sargodha, Khushab, Mandi Bahauddin, Bhakkar, and Nowshera reported the seismic shocks. In Pakistan-occupied Kashmir’s Muzaffarabad, the impact was also felt, according to reports from Geo News.
Due to the high intensity of the earthquake, experts predict a likelihood of aftershocks in the region. Chief meteorologist at Pakistan Meteorological Department, Sardar Sarfaraz, noted similarities with seismic events in other regions, emphasizing the potential for aftershocks. He cited the example of Japan, which experienced powerful aftershocks after a significant earthquake on January 1.
Why Frequent Earthquakes in Afghanistan Region?
Pakistan is situated in a seismic region prone to frequent earthquakes of varying magnitudes. The country faced its deadliest earthquake in October 2005, claiming over 74,000 lives and causing widespread devastation. The recent earthquake serves as a reminder of the region’s susceptibility to seismic activity.
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Response and Panic Among Citizens
The earthquake triggered panic among residents, prompting many in Delhi and the National Capital Region to rush out of their homes and workplaces. Shaking furniture and the palpable fear of aftershocks contributed to the heightened sense of urgency among the people.
The earthquake today serves as a stark reminder of the unpredictable nature of seismic activities in the region. As residents cope with the immediate aftermath, vigilance and preparedness become crucial in mitigating potential risks. Authorities are closely monitoring the situation, and residents are advised to stay informed about safety measures and updates from relevant agencies.