Buildings were damaged by the 6.5-magnitude strong earthquake. It also caused landslides and forced residents to run away into the streets. It happened on Tuesday night and was centered in a hilly area in northern Afghanistan, close to the Pakistani border.
India was affected by the tremors coming from the isolated Jurm valley.
“The tremor was terrifying. After hurriedly exiting her fifth-floor apartment. Kabul resident Khatera told AFP news agency, “I had never felt such a tremor before in my life. Reports claim that Turkmenistan, India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan were among the countries that felt the earthquake.
Tremors experienced in Delhi NCR:
As the earthquake tremors lasted for many seconds in the northern Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Punjab, people fled their homes.
The tilting of a structure in the Shakarpur neighborhood has been reported to the Delhi Fire Services. Later it was discovered that there was no tilt and that the neighbor of the building had placed the call with good intentions.
Strong Earthquake claims lives in Afghanistan and Pakistan:
Large portions of Pakistan and Afghanistan were shaken by a strong earthquake. It left at least 12 people dead and more than 200 injured.
Nine of the verified fatalities were recorded in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa valley.
According to the spokesman for the Afghan health ministry, three more people died in Afghanistan. According to AFP, among those murdered in the Laghman province near the Pakistani border of the nation was a child.
When the earthquake struck, several families were out of the house celebrating Norwuz, the Persian New Year. But according to AFP, the damage so far has been less than anticipated, according to emergency personnel in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
However, relief and rescue efforts are expected to be slowed down. Mainly due to by the remoteness and difficult terrain of the affected districts.
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