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Earthquake Hits Delhi-NCR, Epicentre In Hindukush Region

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| February 2 , 2019 , 19:01 IST

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter Scale hit the Hindukush region on Saturday. Strong tremors were felt across North India, the first being reported from Delhi-NCR and Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

The depth of the earthquake was 212 km.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said the epicenter of the quake was Hindukush, which is a mountain range that stretches near the Afghan-Pakistan border, from central Afghanistan to northern Pakistan.

The US Geological Survey said another earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck off Sumatra island in Indonesia on Saturday afternoon.

The massive quake in the Hindukush region on Saturday comes a day after  Maharashtra's Palghar district was hit by five consecutive quakes in 24 hours.

According to media reports, a two-year-old girl died when the consecutive earthquakes hit Maharashtra's Talsari Taluka of Palghar district. Reports inform that three major earthquakes measuring 4.1, 3.6 and 3.5 on the Richter scale hit the district on Friday at 2:06 pm, 3:53 pm and 4:57 pm respectively.