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Strong tremors felt in J&K, Delhi/NCR after 5.7 magnitude earthquake hits near Afghanistan

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Strong earthquake tremors were felt in Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, Noida, other parts of NCR and nearby cities this morning after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake with its epicentre in the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region was reported.

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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.

The National Centre for Seismology tweeted the earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred at 9:45 am at the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region. The depth of the earthquake was 181 km, it said.

As per reports there are no damage of property, injuries or deaths.

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