Lahore, September 24: An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on richter scale hit Pakistan on Tuesday evening. The epicenter of the earthquake is said to be the New Mirpur City in Pakistan occupied Kashmir or (PoK). The earthquake was so strong that tremors were felt in Northern Indian states, including the Delhi-NCR region. Tremors were also felt in Jammu and Kashmir and neighbouring areas. Earthquake in Delhi: Strong Tremors Felt in NCR, Punjab, Haryana And Other Parts of North India.

"European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC): Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 at Richter scale strikes 173 km North West of Lahore, Pakistan," reported ANI. However, the USGS said that the earthquake measured was of magnitude 5.8 on the richter scale.

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An earthquake was also reported from the Delhi-NCR region on Tuesday at around 4.40 pm. According to reports, strong tremors were felt in the national capital and surrounding areas and neighbouring states including Punjab and Haryana. Earlier this month, two consecutive earthquakes had hit Himalayan states of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

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