Afghanistan earthquake of 6.6 magnitude scares India and Pakistan with tremors
It is thought that the Hindu-Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region is the epicenter. Northern India felt powerful earthquake vibrations, notably in the Delhi-NCR region.
The 6.6-magnitude earthquake reportedly struck Turkmenistan, India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan, among other nations. 90 kilometers from Afghanistan’s Kalafgan was the epicentre .
As the earthquake tremors lasted for many seconds in the northern Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Punjab, people fled their homes.
“As is well known, this release occurred in the area where the Indo-Australian plate is interacting with the Eurasian plate. Seismologically, the HKH region is quite active. Because of the depth, residents in Delhi and northwest India felt it for a comparatively longer period of time. The fracture is about 150 kilometers below the surface, therefore primary waves were felt before secondary waves”. According to J. L. Gautam, the director of the National Center for Seismology and a scientist
Aftershocks are now likely but cannot be predicted.