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Earthquake of 6.3 magnitude rocks Kashmir, Punjab, Delhi-NCR; epicentre in PoK's Mirpur

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 September 2019, 17:44 IST
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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.

 

First published: 24 September 2019, 17:40 IST
 
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