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Quake hits Afghanistan, tremors felt in Delhi

A medium intensity earthquake on Saturday hit Hindukush region in Afghanistan, ripples of which were felt across North India, including in Jammu & Kashmir and Delhi. The earthquake, measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale, was 170 km deep, according to the National Seismology division of Ministry of Earth Sciences. 

There was no report of any loss of life or damage to property till the last reports came in. The tremor occurred at 2:07 pm and people in Delhi and NCR rushed out of their homes. People in Kashmir also felt the tremor. The 5.8 magnitude tremor was experienced at around 2.15 pm in the Valley, an official of the MeT department said. 

The tremor, that lasted just few seconds, caused panic among residents who rushed out of the buildings for safety. A police official said there were no reports of any damage due to the tremor.
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