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Tremors felt across Delhi, J&K as 5.7 magnitude quake strikes Afghanistan

Tremors felt across Delhi, J&K as 5.7 magnitude quake strikes Afghanistan

New Delhi: An earthquake jolted the Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border region on Saturday morning, with tremors being felt in various parts of India including Delhi, Noida and the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to a review by the National Centre for Seismology, the earthquake of 5.7 magnitude occurred at 9.45 am in Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region.

The depth of the earthquake was 181 km, it said.

Some residents in Uttar Pradesh's Noida tweeted the ground shook for at least 20 seconds. People in Delhi also tweeted they felt the tremor.

"I thought my head is spinning and started to shut my eyes when suddenly I looked at the fan and realised it's an earthquake. Strong tremors felt for about 25-30 seconds in Noida," Shashank Singh, a resident of the city neighbouring Delhi, tweeted.

Jolts were also felt in Pakistan as some residents tweeted ground in Islamabad and other parts of northern Pakistan.

There are no reports of property damage, injuries or deaths. However, J&K residents have reported damage to the spire of the shrine at Charar-e-Sharif. An official statement on the matter is awaited.

More details on the matter are awaited.

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