6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan, Also Affected Several Parts Of India

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Earthquake In North India

In the noon on Wednesday earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hit the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border regions and tremors were also felt in hook several parts of north India, including the New Delhi, National Capital Region (NCR) and the Kashmir Valley as per the met department.

Due to which people in the affected area were seen panicking and running out for their safety. As the roof of the house collapsed one infant died and nine of the family members injured in Balochistan. Earthquake tremors also shook the parts of North India including Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh.

“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 and quite strongly in Kashmir also,” VK Gehlot, Director, National Center for Seismology told news agency ANI.


Earthquake tremors were felt in Pakistan, leaving one infant dead and nine family members injured in Balochistan after the roof of their home collapsed.

“Earthquake of Magnitude:6.2, Occurred on:31-01-2018, 12:36:32 IST, Lat:37.4 N & Long: 69.6 E, Depth: 190 Km, Region: Afghanistan -Tajikistan Border” India Met Department tweeted.


“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.

“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.

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