A strong earthquake struck the Pakistan-India border at 4:31 pm today. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the magnitude of the earthquake was recorded at 6.3 and it hit a depth of 40 km.
According to The United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter was 3 kilometres from New Mirpur city, the capital of Mirpur district and the largest city of the Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir.
The tremors lasted for 8-10 seconds and were felt in north Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi-NCR. Major cities in Pakistan including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore and Peshawar also felt the tremors.
Powerful earthquake jolted several parts of Punjab, KP and Kashmir.— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaViews) September 24, 2019
According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers with its epicenter lying 1km southeast of Mirpur, Azad Jammu and Kashmir pic.twitter.com/8f3IfX4Q7t