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Tremors felt in Delhi-NCR as 5.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Afghanistan

New Delhi: Tremors were felt in New Delhi and adjacent areas after an earthquake measuring 5.9 magnitude struck Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan on Thursday evening.

The epicentre was located 79 km south of Fayzabad in Afghanistan, the National Centre for Seismology tweeted.

According to the NCS, the earthquake of magnitude 5.9, struck Fayzabad. The quake was at a depth of 200 kms below the earth’s surface.

The tremors were felt at around 8 pm.

Earlier, an earthquake of magnitude 3.8 on the Richter scale hit Delhi-NCR in the early hours of Sunday (New Year night), according to National Center for Seismology (NCS).
NCS is the nodal agency of the Government of India for monitoring earthquake activity in the country.

The temblor, epicentred in the North Northwest of Haryana’s Jhajjar, struck at 1:19 am on Sunday.

The depth of the earthquake was 5 km below the ground.

“Earthquake of Magnitude: 3.8, Occurred on 01-01-2023, 01:19:42 IST, Lat: 28.71 and Long: 76.62, Depth: 5 Km, Location: 12km NNW of Jhajjar, Haryana,” said National Center for Seismology.

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