A magnitude 6.6 earthquake that rocked the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan on Tuesday night sent strong tremors jolting parts of northern India, including Delhi-NCR. Residents fled their homes in panic as the earthquake hit northern India at approximately 10.20 p.m. Haryana, Punjab, and Rajasthan all experienced severe tremors. No fatalities or property damage were reported right away. According to a report by the National Centre for Seismology, the 6.6 magnitude earthquake occurred 133 kilometres southeast of Fayzabad in Afghanistan.
There was no loss of life or property across the NCR region. People were observed leaving their homes with their relatives in Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, and other cities in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh in order to avoid any unfortunate incidents. When the earthquake struck residential areas, terrified people screamed. There were a ton of video recordings of the tremors posted on social media.
A report of a building developing cracks in Delhi’s Shakarpur appeared shortly after tremors were reported in Delhi-NCR, which caused alarm among the locals. Fire tenders were dispatched to the scene after a call to Delhi’s fire service, however, inhabitants of the building said that fissures have existed in the structure ever since it was built.