6.3 Earthquake In Tajikistan, Tremors Felt In Delhi, Parts Of North India
The earthquake struck at 10:31 pm IST at a depth of 74 km from the surface
New Delhi: A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck in Tajikistan on Friday with tremors felt across North India and Delhi, prompting people to rush out of their homes.
The epicentre of the earthquake was in Tajikistan, according to India’s National Center for Seismology.
The earthquake struck at 10:31 pm IST at a depth of 74 km from the surface.
Strong tremors were felt in Delhi and surrounding areas for several seconds.
“Earthquake tremors felt in Delhi. Praying for everyone’s safety,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.
There was no immediate report of any damage to life of property.
Strong tremors were also felt in Amritsar and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s spokesperson said he spoke to the police commissioner.
Social media was abuzz with people reporting the quake, instantly sending #Earthquake to the top of the trends.
Delhi: Earthquake of 6.1 hits Amritsar; tremors felt in national capital, Noida, Punjab
An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on the Richter scale hit Amritsar on Friday night, according to National Center for Seismology. “Earthquake of Magnitude:6.1, Occurred on 12-02-2021, 22:34:40 IST, Lat: 31.57 & Long: 75.09, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: 21km ESE of Amritsar, Punjab,” National Centre for Seismology tweeted. The epicentre of the earthquake was 21 km from Amritsar in Punjab. The earthquake occurred at 10:34 pm pm at a depth of ten kilometres from the surface. Tremors of earthquake felt around Delhi, the National Capital Region (NCR) and several other parts of north India.
No reports of any damage so far in Amritsar or other parts of Punjab following the #earthquake. Top officials of @PunjabPoliceInd & local administration are keeping a close watch on the situation. Praying for everyone’s safety. https://t.co/DKNNvFMPwE
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) February 12, 2021
Tremors triggered panic among citizens, prompting people to rush out of their homes. There was no immediate report of any damage to life of property. Earthquake tremors were also felt in parts of Uttarakhand, news agency ANI reported
Not since the earthquake of 2005 have the tremors in Srinagar been bad enough to force me out of the house. I grabbed a blanket & ran. I didn’t remember to take my phone & so was unable to tweet “earthquake” while the damn ground was shaking.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) February 12, 2021
The Delhi-NCR region is very peculiar with regard to seismic activities. It has several faultlines that generate earthquakes, but it also feels the impact of quakes that are epicentred as far as the Hindukush mountains in Afghanistan and even in Nepal.
Praying for everyone! 🙏🏻#Earthquake
— Licypriya Kangujam (@LicypriyaK) February 12, 2021
Another earthquake of magnitude 6.3 on the Richter scale hit Tajikistan at 10:31 pm on Friday, informed National Centre for Seismology. The tremor was felt in capital Islamabad and major cities of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab provinces and Pakistan occupied-Kashmir.