Video released of Pakistani TV Anchor continuing to deliver news as quake shakes studiotext_fields
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck the Hindu Kush area of Afghanistan on Tuesday night, sending strong tremors through parts of northern India and neighbouring Pakistan. The internet has been flooded with videos showing terrified people rushing out of their houses as buildings trembled.
A video from Pakistan demonstrating the magnitude of the earthquake is currently making the rounds on social media. The 31-second footage captures the quake's violent shaking of a news studio in Peshawar, Pakistan, NDTV reported.
A Twitter user shared the video and wrote, ''Pashto TV channel Mahshriq TV during the earthquake. Bravo anchor continued his live program in the ongoing earthquake.''
The news anchor of Mahshriq TV, a local Pashto TV station, can be seen in the video keeping his composure despite the studio shaking during the earthquake. Behind him in the newsroom, TV displays and other equipment can be seen shaking violently as well.
Notably, the epicentre of the earthquake was located close to the borders with Pakistan and Tajikistan, 40 kilometres south-southeast of the Afghan settlement of Jurm. In Pakistan, the earthquake resulted in the deaths of nine people, including two women, as well as over 160 injuries and the collapse of numerous structures, according to a report by Geo News.
Residents of Delhi and the national capital region (NCR) in India left their homes as tremors hit late on Tuesday night and lasted for more than a minute. Also experiencing strong aftershocks were Haryana, Punjab, and Rajasthan. No fatalities or property damage were reported right away.
A resident of Noida claimed he first noticed the dining room table shaking. "Soon after we saw that the fans were also shaking. The earthquake was strong in terms of intensity and stayed for a longer period," the resident of Hyde Park society in Noida said.
A tectonic plate known as the Indian plate is pressing into the Eurasian plate from the north causing seismic activity in significant portions of South Asia.