Earthquake live updates: Mild earthquake strikes national capital with epicentre in west Delhi
Earthquake highlights: Strong earthquake tremors were felt in northern India including the Delhi-NCR region, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh at around 10.20 pm on Tuesday. Follow to get the latest updates on Earthquake.
A strong tremor lasting for at least 30 seconds was felt in Afghanistan, Pakistan and some parts of India on Tuesday night. According to National Centre for Seismology, a earthquake of 6.6-magnitude struck 133 km southeast of Fayzabad in Afghanistan. It was at a depth of 156 km.
As the earthquake shook the residential building, terrified residents fled into the open space. Deaths have been recorded in Afghanistan and Pakistan as a result of the earthquake, but no casualties have been reported in India thus far.
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Mar 22, 2023 05:38 PM IST
Earthquake tremors felt again in Delhi
Mar 22, 2023 02:24 PM IST
12 dead as powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake jolts Pakistan, Afghanistan
A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake with the epicentre in Afghanistan shook Pakistan, killing at least nine people in the country and injuring over 160 others, authorities said on Wednesday.
Three persons were also killed in Afghanistan, The Khaama Press, an online news agency in the country, reported.
Mar 22, 2023 02:10 PM IST
Earthquakes live update: Sign of worry! 6 temblor already in this month
Tuesday's earthquake was 6th temblor in March to have epicentre either in India or close by.
Mar 22, 2023 01:29 PM IST
Doctors in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir delivered a baby amid massive earthquake
Mar 22, 2023 12:00 PM IST
Earthquake live updates: Afghanistan health services on high alert
Government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said health centres across the country had been put on high alert, reports AFP.
Mar 22, 2023 11:59 AM IST
Earthquake live updates: What is the situation in Afghanistan?
In Afghanistan, three dead and 44 injured have reported so far. However, quake has damaged communication lines to remote parts of the country.
Mar 22, 2023 11:34 AM IST
What caused the earthquake? Top scientist answers
"The Hindu-Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region is very active seismologically. The reason why people in northwest India and Delhi felt it for relatively longer time is because of the depth. The depth of the fault is over 150 km so primary waves were felt at first followed by secondary waves. Aftershocks are likely now but they can't be forecast," said J L Gautam, head of office and Scientist at National Center for Seismology.
Mar 22, 2023 11:31 AM IST
Emergency kit to keep ready during earthquake
Battery operated torch, Extra batteries, Battery operated radio, First aid kit and manual, Emergency food (dry items) and water (packed and sealed), Candles and matches in a waterproof container, Knife, Chlorine tablets or powdered water purifiers, Can opener, Essential medicines, Cash, Aadhar Card and Ration Card, Thick ropes and cords, Sturdy shoes
Mar 22, 2023 11:29 AM IST
Dos and don'ts during earthquake
1. Keep calm: During an earthquake, it is important to not panic and remain calm. One can switch on their TV or radio and obey any instructions you hear on it.
2. Drop down onto your hands and knees to protect yourself from falling, cover your head and neck and go underneath a sturdy table or desk.
3. If you are inside, stay inside: Running outside or to other rooms during an earthquake may increase the chances of one being injured. The CDC suggests that one should remain inside and move away from glass, hanging objects, bookcases, china cabinets, or other large furniture that could fall. Similarly, if you are outside, stay outside and go to an open area away from trees, telephone poles, and buildings. More safety tips here
Mar 22, 2023 11:22 AM IST
Death due to Earthquake
At least 11 people died in Afghanistan and Pakistan. More than 100 people were brought to hospitals in the Swat valley region of Pakistan, a spokesman for Pakistan's emergency services informed. Read in detail