Strong earthquake jolts north India

Tremors felt in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi-NCR

Strong earthquake jolts north India

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Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, February 12

A high intensity earthquake hit north India, including Delhi-NCR and several parts of Punjab and Haryana, on Friday night.

The tremors were also felt in Union Territories of Chandigarh and Jammu and Kashmir.

The epicentre of the quake, measuring 6.3 on Richter scale, was in Tajikistan, as per the National Centre for Sesimology.

The earthquake occurred at 10.31 pm, it said.

However, there were no immediate reports of any loss of life or damage to property.

The National Centre for Seismology first said the earthquake was centred near Amritsar and then revised its review post midnight saying there were two earthquakes within 10 minutes in Tajikistan and Sichuan, China and the seismic waves got mixed in data review leading to a faulty assessment earlier of the earthquake being centred near Amritsar.

The Indian Meteorological Department later said some damages were reported in Kashmir in the form of cracks in house walls with several people rushing out for safety, but there were no major damages.

Tremors were felt in Pakistan and also in Amritsar where the IMD said some houses reported cracks in the walls.

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