Quake in Afghanistan, tremors hit north India
| Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 16:16
New Delhi: Tremors were felt across north India on Saturday as a moderate intensity earthquake hit Afghanistan, the authorities said.
The earthquake originated in the Hind Kush mountains, near Jarm in Afghanistan, at 2.07 p.m.
The India Meteorological Department said the quake measured 5.8 on the Richter scale, while the United States Geological Survey (USGS) put the intensity of the earthquake at 5.3.
No damages have been reported so far.
Earlier on December 25, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter scale occurred at 12.44 a.m. The epicentre of the tremor was in the Hindukush region of Afghanistan. No loss of life was reported from anywhere in the state.
Also, more than 45,000 people were killed across divided Kashmir and properties worth billions destroyed in a 7.6 magnitude temblor that hit Jammu and Kashmir on October 8, 2005.