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5.9-magnitude earthquake jolts Afghanistan, tremors felt in J&K

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Srinagar: An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted several parts of north India including Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 7:56 pm IST, was 43, SSS of Jurm in Hindukush region of Afghanistan, said the USGS.

The tremors, they added, were felt in Delhi and other parts of northern India.

The US Geological survey (USGS), which monitors earthquakes, said the quake was felt in India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan.


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