A big earthquake of magnitude 5.8 on the Richter scale struck Afghanistan, inflicting tremors that had been felt as far-off as Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir. The epicenter of this quake was positioned within the Hindu Kush area in Afghanistan, 418 km northwest of Jammu and Kashmir’s Gulmarg district.
In line with NCS, the earthquake occurred at 9:31 p.m. and had a depth of 181 km.
“Earthquake of Magnitude:5.8, Occurred on 05-08-2023, 21:31:48 IST, Lat: 36.38 & Lengthy: 70.77, Depth: 181 Km ,Location: Hindu Kush Area, Afghanistan”, tweeted NCS.
“Earthquake of magnitude 5.8 on the Richter scale originated in Afghanistan, tremors felt in Delhi,” ANI mentioned in a tweet.
No deaths or accidents had been instantly reported.
“The quake hit twice at round 9:30 pm,” Preeti Shankar, who stays in a high-rise house in Noida on the japanese fringes of the nationwide capital informed information company PTI.
Earlier in the present day, an earthquake of magnitude 5.2 rattled Jammu and Kashmir’s Gulmarg. It occurred at round 8:36 am with its depth at round at 129 km, in keeping with NCS.
Afghanistan isn’t any stranger to seismic exercise, with a mean of 560 deaths per yr resulting from earthquakes. In truth, greater than 7,000 individuals have misplaced their lives to earthquakes within the nation over the previous decade.
This got here after an earthquake of 4.3 magnitude hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands within the early hours of August 3, the Nationwide Heart for Seismology mentioned.
There was no speedy report of any lack of life or harm to property, PTI quoted an official as saying.