A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale, hitted Delhi NCR and the surrounding areas. It caused widespread disruptions and panic among the local populace. The Hindukush region of Afghanistan was the epicenter of the earthquake, which caused shockwaves to travel across northern India and neighboring Pakistan.
Around 2.55 p.m., there were significant earthquakes in Noida, Ghaziabad, and Gurgaon that caused residents to flee their homes and places of business in search of safety. Due to abrupt jolts, buildings were shook, and people gathered in public areas as a precautionary measures.
The emergency services are ready to respond to any last-minute requests. Strong tremors were also felt in several Pakistani cities, and reports are coming in from across the border. The effects of the earthquake were most noticeable in regions near the Afghan border. Pakistani local authorities are assessing the damage and preparing for any emergencies that may occur.
Officials from Pakistan and India are keeping in close contact as the situation develops to plan any joint actions that may be required in the wake of this seismic event. Although the complete extent of the damage is still unknown, preliminary reports indicate that buildings and infrastructure may have been impacted in some areas.
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