Tremors were felt in Delhi and neighbouring Gurgaon this afternoon after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan. Some reported that the top floors of high-rise buildings in Delhi shook for a few seconds as the tremors hit.

Tremors were also felt in Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of north India, reported news agency ANI. Press Trust of India said the earthquake was felt in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh too. At many places, people rushed out of homes, offices and other work places in panic.

The earthquake was felt at about 4:15 pm today, a MeT Department official said.

“The intensity of the earthquake, which had its epicentre in Afghanistan-Kazakhstan border, measured 6.2 on the Richter Scale,” he said.As per the United States Geological Survey, the quake set buildings shaking in the Afghan capital of Kabul, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The tremor hit at a depth of 96 km (60 miles), about 67 km (42 miles) south of the provincial capital of Khorugh.

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