Massive Earthquake Measuring 6.3 Hits Pakistan-India Border, Tremors Felt In Delhi-NCR

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 24 September 2019, 06:05 PM

A massive earthquake jolted Delhi-NCR on Tuesday evening at around 4:30 pm. According to reports, tremors - which lasted for few seconds - were also felt in Jammu, Punjab and other parts of the country. According to IMD, the earthquake of magnitude 6.3 on the Richter Scale hit Pakistan-India (J&K) border region at 4:31 pm today.

According to reports, the earthquake was also felt in Faisalabad and other parts of Pakistan's Punjab. 

Dozens of people have taken to microblogging site Twitter and posted reports after the earthquake hit different parts of India and neighbouring countries. As of now, there was no information of any loss of life or damage to property due to the earthquake.

Meanwhile, a strong 6.0 magnitude struck off the northwest coast of Puerto Rico late Monday, the United States Geological Survey said, although no casualties or damage were reported.

The quake struck 62km northwest of San Antonio at 11:23 pm local time (03:20 GMT) at a depth of 10km, the agency said.

San Antonio is home to Rafael Hernandez Airport, a key air link to the mainland US.

In 2010 nearby Haiti was struck by a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 250,000 people and crippled the nation's infrastructure. 

First Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 04:36 PM
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