Earthquake tremors felt in Delhi-NCR, parts of north India; epicentre in Afghanistan

The tremors were felt in parts of Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, along with the various regions in neighbouring Pakistan.

Tremors were also reported in parts of north India. A strong earthquake was reported in Delhi-NCR, along with various parts of northern India late on March 21. The tremors were felt in parts of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, apart from the national capital.

The earthquake was of 6.6 magnitude, and its epicentre was close to Fayzabad in Afghanistan, the National Center for Seismology tweeted.
The tremors erupted at 10:17 pm, at a depth of 156 km, it said.

Along with Afghanistan, where it originated, the earthquake also struck parts of Pakistan, with the tremors stated to be strong in the cities of Lahore, Islamabad, Quetta and Peshawar.

There were no deaths or injuries immediately reported from any of the regions affected by the earthquake.

Videos on social media, however, showed panicked residents fleeing out of their homes after the tremors were felt.The earthquake in Indian subcontinent has struck over a month after a series of earthquakes devastated Turkey and Syria, leading to at least 56,000 deaths and around 2 million persons being displaced. The Turkish government also estimates that around 298,000 residential buildings in the country have been destroyed, and has pegged the cost of infrastructural repair at $104 billion.

(This is a developing story. Please check back for more updates)

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