While a strong 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan on Tuesday night, tremors of several seconds’ length were felt in Delhi and other parts of northern India.
The epicenter of the 6.5-magnitude earthquake, which struck about 10:17 pm and had its epicentre near to Jurm, about 300 kilometres north of Kabul, according to the US Geological Survey.
Earthquake of Magnitude:6.6, Occurred on 21-03-2023, 22:17:27 IST, Lat: 36.09 & Long: 71.35, Depth: 156 Km ,Location: 133km SSE of Fayzabad, Afghanistan for more information Download the BhooKamp App https://t.co/kFfVI7E1ux @ndmaindia @Indiametdept @moesgoi @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/sJAUumYDiM
— National Center for Seismology (@NCS_Earthquake) March 21, 2023
This is not unusual for six-plus earthquakes to occur in this earthquake-prone area. The most of northern India once again felt the effects of a similar 6.1 magnitude earthquake that had also happened nearby in 2018.