Earthquake in Delhi-NCR: A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake on richter scale struck northern Afghanistan on Wednesday. The tremors were also felt in India and Pakistan, where one girl was killed and 19 people were injured.
Here are the Updates on the Earthquake in Delhi-NCR and Punjab:
5.47 pm: News report from AP: A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake rattled Pakistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday, including the capital cities of both countries, killing a young girl and injuring 15 others officials said.
5.40 pm: News report from AP: The US Geological Survey reported the quake’s center was in northeast Afghanistan near the Pakistan border, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) south of Jarm in the Hindu Kush region. It had a depth of 191.2 kilometers (119 miles).
5.37 pm: News report from AP: TV footage showed people in Islamabad fleeing offices and schools in panic. Rana Hamid Ali, who works at a private company, said when the quake hit he started running toward the stairs instead of using the office elevator to get out of the building. “We were doing routine work in our office when a strong earthquake suddenly rattled our building and we came down through the stairs, there was no time to wait for the elevator,” he said.
5.33 pm: News report from AP: At least one girl was killed and eight others injured when roofs collapsed on mud-brick homes in the village of Lasbela in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province, said local government official Izat Nazir Baluch. He said authorities were still trying to assess the damage in the province.
3.31 pm: No one was hurt in the incident. The girder slipped off the pillars and fell on a crane which was used to put it on two pillars during the intervening night, Minister for Works Naeem Akhtar told PTI.
3.28 pm: “The girder had just been installed on the pillars and had not been fixed yet.There is no structural damage to the flyover project due to the earthquake,” Akhtar said. An official of the Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA), the executing agency of the flyover project, said no one was hurt in the incident. A 6.2 magnitude quake today shook Kashmir Valley
3.25 pm: AFP news agency reported that frightened residents ran out of homes and shops in Kabul. No casualties were immediately reported in Afghanistan, the spokesman for the country’s National Disaster Management Authority told 1TV.
3.20 pm: Across the border in Pakistan, homes, offices and schools were quickly evacuated in Islamabad, Peshawar and Lahore. Mild tremors were also felt in New Delhi. In Pakistan’s Quetta town, one girl was killed after the roof of her house collapsed during the earthquake.
3.00 pm: Deputy Commissioner Shabir Mengal said they were also incidents in other parts of Quetta where around a dozen people were injured due to building damages or collapses.
2.50 pm: Jammu and Kashmir: A girder of the under-construction Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover here slipped off pillars near Aloochibagh due to the earthquake that shook Kashmir.
2: 43 pm: The quake hit at 12:37 IST near Afghanistan’s northern border with Tajikistan in the Hindu Kush mountains at a depth of 191 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said. Across the border in Pakistan, homes, offices and schools were quickly evacuated in Islamabad, Peshawar and Lahore. Mild tremors were also felt in New Delhi.
2: 32 pm: The people who have just joined in, the earthquake was felt in the Indian capital New Delhi and the Indian Kashmir region. As of now, no immediate reports of casualties or damage to buildings have been reported.
2:15 pm: A girder of an under-construction flyover slipped off pillars near Aloochibagh in Srinagar due to the earthquake, as per PTI.
2:06 pm: In Pakistan’s Balochistan region, an infant was reported dead after a roof collapse due to the earthquake. The roof collapse also left nine other family members injured, reports AFP.
1.46 pm: Update from agency: There were no reports of any damage due to the earthquake, officials said.
1.40 pm: Update from agency: “The epicentre of the quake was near the Afghanistan- Tajikistan border and occurred at a depth of around 190 kilometres,” an official said in Srinagar.
1.30 pm: Update from agency: According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the quake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale was recorded at 12.36 pm.
1.26 pm: Update from agency: In New Delhi, Delhi Metro trains were halted briefly but services were not disrupted, said a Delhi Metro official.
1.26 pm: Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred in Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan, it had a depth of over 190 km and hence was felt in Delhi & quite strongly in Kashmir also: VK Gehlot, Director, National Center for Seismology
1.24 pm: Update from agency: For many people in Kashmir, the tremors recalled the nightmare of the October 2005 earthquake that flattened wide parts of Jammu and Kashmir on either side of the Line of Control.
1.12 pm: IMD Update on earthquake in Delhi NCR.
1.10 pm: At least one person died and several others injured in Balochistan’s Lasbela as earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hit parts of Pakistan: Pak Media.
12.58 pm: An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred in Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush region 14 minutes ago: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
12.56 pm: Check out: USGS confirms earthquake.
12.50 pm: ANI reports: An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred in Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush region 14 minutes ago: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre).
12.47 pm: Last Earthquake on December 3: Panic gripped people in the capital and neighbouring regions on December 3 evening at around 8.45 PM after strong earthquake tremors were felt in Delhi.
12.40 pm: Last Earthquake on December 3: According to Indian Meteorological Department, the magnitude of the quake was 5.5 and the epicentre of the quake was Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand.
12.30 pm: Last Earthquake on December 3: No reports of loss of lives have been reported so far. According to the IMD’s National Seismological Centre, “Tremors were felt in several parts of North India as a medium-intensity earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district today.” The epicentre was at a depth of 30 km.