If you are living in Northern India, then chances are you felt a few earthquake tremors today. An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude on the Richter scale hit Afghanistan on 11th January and the tremors of the same were felt in some parts of India and Pakistan. Thankfully there has been no loss of life or destruction due to this quake.
Earthquake Hits Near Afghanistan’s Kabul Region, Tremors Felt In India
Earthquake of Magnitude:6.1, Occurred on 11-01-2024, 14:50:24 IST, Lat: 36.48 & Long: 70.45, Depth: 220 Km ,Location: Afghanistan for more information Download the BhooKamp App https://t.co/fN2hpmK3jO @KirenRijiju @Ravi_MoES @Dr_Mishra1966 @ndmaindia @Indiametdept pic.twitter.com/q5pkBVscsW
— National Center for Seismology (@NCS_Earthquake) January 11, 2024
As per the National Center for Seismology, an earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck Afghanistan. The epicentre of this earthquake has been identified 241 kilometres northeast of Kabul. The time of the earthquake was recorded at 14:50 (IST). So far, there have been no reports of casualty or property loss.
The tremors of this earthquake were felt in parts of North India. These areas included Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, and Delhi NCR, especially around Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, and Faridabad. The earthquake tremors were mild albeit frightening for the citizens in these areas.
Asia Experiences A Shaky Start of 2024; Japan Hit The Hardest So Far
It won’t be an exaggeration to say that 2024 has been a bit shaky for Asian countries so far. The year began with a major earthquake in Japan (magnitude 7.5) that recorded more than 200 life loss. The country was still recovering from this major disaster when another earthquake struck on 9th January. This one was recorded 6 on the Richter scale and caused no major damage or life loss.
This was followed by a mild but scary earthquake in Indonesia and the Philippines on 9th January. The Talaud Islands in Indonesia suffered from an earthquake of 6.8 magnitude, while the one in the Philippines was 7 in magnitude.
A tremulous start to 2024 indeed. We hope that the tectonic plates can take a chill for a while and rest easy without causing any more disruption in Asia for a while.
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