On Tuesday night, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 hit the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan, causing strong tremors to be felt in parts of north India, including Delhi-NCR, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Jammu and Kashmir.
Lahore in Pakistan also experienced the tremors. Panic ensued as people rushed out of their homes.
The earthquake quickly became the top trending keyword on Twitter, with many users sharing their experiences and videos of shaking ceiling fans and chandeliers in Delhi.
An automated report from the National Centre for Seismology indicated that the earthquake of 6.6 magnitude originated 133 km southeast of Fayzabad in Afghanistan, with a depth of 156 km.
Earthquake: Locals Rush to Safer Places
Residents in Noida, Delhi, and Lajpat Nagar shared their experiences of the earthquake, with many reporting feeling strong shaking.
A resident of Hyde Park society in Noida described how their dining table and fans shook, while a cab owner in Delhi felt his car shaking while waiting for passengers.
Jyoti, a resident of Lajpat Nagar, initially ignored the shaking of her TV and sofa but was later alerted by her husband and fled outside with her family. Fortunately, no casualties or property damage have been reported so far due to the earthquake.
According to initial reports, the earthquake measuring 6.5 magnitudes has hit countries including Turkmenistan, India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan. The epicenter of the earthquake is believed to be 90 km from Kalafgan in Afghanistan.
The affected countries due to the earthquake include Turkmenistan, India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan.
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