Massive quake in Afghanistan, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi, Dec 20 A massive earthquake, measuring 6.3 on the Richter Scale, was recorded in Afghanistan on Friday evening, the IMD said.

Tremors of the quake, which occurred at 5.09 p.m. and whose epicentre was in the Hindu Kush mountains 246 km north by northeast of Kabul, were also felt in the Delhi-NCR region.

The depth of the quake was 190 km, as per the India Meteorological Department, which initially estimated its magnitude at 7.1 before revising it.

The tremor also shook major parts of North India, including Delhi-NCR, Punjab, Haryana, Kashmir and many more areas adjoining it.

Details of casualties or damage were not yet known.