Strong 6.2 magnitude quake shakes Kabul city

No lack of life or property was reported so far.

A 6.2-magnitude natural disaster hit the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border on Wednesday, even shaking the Afghan capital Kabul, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.

According to the Met Department, the earthquake's depth was recorded at 97 kilometres and it struck at approximately 3:40 PM. The earthquake's epicentre was Hindu Kush area in Afghanistan.

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A mild quake hit Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) at 04:18 PM on Wednesday.

The senate proceeding in the country was also halted due to strong tremors, Geo News, a local broadcaster, reported. "Tremors of the quake were felt for some seconds at 4.11 p.m.", the official at the Meteorological Office in Shimla told IANS. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake occured 36 km north-west of Ishkashim in Tajikistan and at a depth of 111.9 km.

"The power of the natural disaster, which had its epicentre at Afghanistan-Kazakhstan boundary, measured 6.2 on the Richter Scale", he explained.

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