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5.3-magnitude quake hits Afghanistan, tremors felt in north India

Tremors were felt across north India on Saturday as a moderate intensity earthquake hit Afghanistan.

india Updated: Jan 02, 2016 15:32 IST
Earthquake,USGS,India Meteorological Department

Tremors were felt across north India, including national capital Delhi, after a moderate intensity earthquake hit Afghanistan on Saturday.

The earthquake originated in the Hind Kush mountains, near Jarm in Afghanistan, at 2.07pm. Tremors were felt in Pakistan as well.

The India Meteorological Department said the quake measured 5.8, while the United States Geological Survey (USGS) put the intensity of the earthquake at 5.3.

The USGS said the epicentre of the quake was 35km southeast of Jarm, Afghanistan, in the sparsely populated Hindu Kush region.

No damages have been reported so far.

A 7.5-magnitude quake in the same region in October caused extensive damage in northwestern Pakistan and killed around 400 people.

First Published: Jan 02, 2016 15:31 IST