Earthquake of 5.8 magnitude hits Afghanistan; Tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

According to reports, earthquake tremors were felt in the national capital Delhi and the surrounding areas. The German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) said that a magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan on Saturday,.

According to reports, the epicentre of the quake is to be near the J&K, Pakistan and Afghanistan border. The earthquake tremors were also felt in parts of China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Pakistan faced the brunt of the shocks in Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and other cities.


The quake was at a depth of 195 km (121 miles)

The National Center for Seismology tweeted,”Earthquake of Magnitude:5.8, Occurred on 05-08-2023, 21:31:48 IST, Lat: 36.38 & Long: 70.77, Depth: 181 Km ,Location: Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan.”

Earlier today, an earthquake of magnitude 5.2 jolted Jammu and Kashmir’s Gulmarg. It occurred at around 8:36 am with its depth at around 129 km.