Earthquake Hits Afghanistan; Delhi Feels Tremors

New Delhi: An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 hit Afghanistan on Thursday, and tremors were felt in the Jammu-Kashmir and Delhi-NCR regions.

The quake with a magnitude of 5.9 occurred at around 7:55 pm in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan, the National Centre of Seismology said in a tweet.

This was the second time in a week that a quake was felt in the national capital. On January 1, an earthquake of magnitude 3.8 jolted Delhi and surrounding areas at around 1:19 am. However, there were no reports of any injuries or damage.

“An earthquake of Magnitude 3.8 jolted the national capital and surrounding areas at around 1.19 am. The epicentre of the earthquake was in Haryana’s Jhajjar and its depth was 5 km below the ground,” the National Center for Seismology said in a statement.

The National Center for Seismology (NCS) is the nodal agency of the Government of India for monitoring of earthquake activity in the country.

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