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Earthquake tremors felt in Delhi-NCR, neighbouring areas

NEW DELHI: Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) were shaken by powerful tremors on late Monday evening. The

earthquake

, registering a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale, originated in the southern part of

China’s Xinjiang

, as reported by

National Centre for Seismology

.

This incident follows mild tremors that were felt in Delhi and the NCR on January 11, when a 6.1 magnitude earthquake occurred in

Afghanistan

.

The epicenter of that quake was located 241 kilometers northeast of Kabul.
The tremors were also felt in neighboring

Pakistan

. Authorities in the affected areas are monitoring the situation closely and have not raised any alarm as of now.

Notably, this earthquake transpires a month after a 6.2-magnitude quake in China’s Gansu and nearby Qinghai provinces which claimed the lives of at least 131 people.
Gansu officials reported to The Global Times that more than 87,000 people were evacuated, nearly 15,000 houses collapsed, and an additional 207,000 were damaged in the aftermath of the earthquake, impacting 145,736 people.
This is a developing story.

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