Tremors were felt in Jammu and Kashmir, New Delhi and nearby cities, after an earthquake was reported in the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region.
Residents in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida have also tweeted about an earthquake in the city. The ground shook for about 20 seconds, they said.
“I thought my head is spinning and started to shut my eyes when I realized that it was an earthquake. Strong tremors were felt for about 25-30 seconds in Noida”, tweeted Shashank Singh, a resident of the city.
The National Centre for Seismology confirmed that an earthquake of magnitude 5.7 on the Richter scale had occurred at 9.45 am at the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region.