Strong tremors jolted parts of north India, including Delhi-NCR, on Tuesday night. Videos of panic-stricken people rushing out of houses as buildings shook have surfaced on the social media. The tremors were felt around 10.20 pm. According to several reports, the earthquake of 6.6 magnitude hit countries including Turkmenistan, India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan.
The earthquake’s epicentre is reported to be near Jurm which is about 400 kms north of Kabul.
No report of loss of life or destruction due to the massive earthquake has been reported so far.
According to a PTI report, a Noida resident said he first noticed the dining table shaking. “Soon after we saw that the fans were also shaking. The earthquake was strong in terms of intensity and stayed for a longer period,” the resident of Hyde Park society in Noida said. A cab owner in Delhi said he felt the earthquake while he was waiting for passengers.
“I was waiting for passengers and suddenly my car started shaking. I immediately shouted and told my friends about it,” said cab owner Ramesh Pawar, who was near Connaught Place in central Delhi.