Afghan earthquake jolts New Delhi, Kashmir

New Delhi: A high-intensity earthquake struck the Hindukush region in Afghanistan today, tremors of which were felt in several parts Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter Scale hit Afghanistan at around 3.35 PM. Tremors were also felt in the neighbouring Pakistan.

The Hindukush mountain ranges are known to be prone to earthquakes. Tremors were also felt in Srinagar and adjoining areas of JK.

Incidentally, another high intensity earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 on Richter Scale hit the Solomon Islands at around 9.42 AM today.

On October 8, 2005, an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale hit the Valley and Pakistan Administered Kashmir leading to death over a hundred people and causing widespread damage to property. (PTI)