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Tremors rock Delhi, north India

Panic-stricken people rushed out of their homes and work places in Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Haryana after a strong earthquake with its epicentre in Afghanistan on Wednesday.

Published: 31st January 2018 01:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st January 2018 02:24 PM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

SRINAGAR: Delhi and several parts of northern India experienced tremors on Wednesday following an earthquake on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border.

According to the India Meteorological Department, the earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter Scale struck at a depth of 190 km in the Hindu Kush region.

The tremors, lasting a few seconds, were also felt in Delhi and the adjoining region, forcing people to run out of their homes and offices. Delhi Metro immediately halted operations - briefly. 

No damage was reported in Delhi and the National Capital Region.

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