Earthquake in Delhi NCR, Magnitude 6.1
- To the 270 km northeast of Kabul in the Hindu Kush mountains, an earthquake has disrupted the peace of nature deep down at 180 km, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre.
- In a reminder of the past disastrous earthquake 2005, this earthquake has so far been under the no loss reports Radar.
- 6.1 magnitude as per the official reports in terms of Richter Scale measurement, the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region on the 31st January 2018 vibrated several parts of northern India, including the national capital and the Kashmir Valley.
- In New Delhi, Delhi Metro trains were halted briefly but services were not disrupted, said a Delhi Metro official.”The epicenter of the quake was near the Afghanistan- Tajikistan border and occurred at a depth of around 190 kilometers,” an official said in Srinagar. source: TOI
Why Do Earthquakes Happen?
Earthquakes are usually caused when rock underground suddenly breaks along a fault. This sudden release of energy causes the seismic waves that make the ground shake.