Things got really shaken up in India today as a 6.3 magnitude earthquake sent tremors that were felt in several parts of northern India including Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, and New Delhi late Friday evening.
The epicentre of the quake was in Tajikistan and it took place at 10.40 pm. Lucily, there have been no reports of destruction or casualties though people rushed out of their homes as the tremors were followed by strong aftershocks.
Amarinder Singh, The Chief Minister of Punjab shared his thoughts regarding the quake over social media.
No reports of any damage so far in Amritsar or other parts of Punjab following the #earthquake. Top officials of @PunjabPoliceInd & local administration are keeping a close watch on the situation. Praying for everyone’s safety. https://t.co/DKNNvFMPwE— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) February 12, 2021
The Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also took to Twitter later on sharing a vivid description of his experience.
Not since the earthquake of 2005 have the tremors in Srinagar been bad enough to force me out of the house. I grabbed a blanket & ran. I didn’t remember to take my phone & so was unable to tweet “earthquake” while the damn ground was shaking.— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) February 12, 2021
According to media reports, tremors were also felt in Pakistan's capital Islamabad and major cities of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab provinces, and Pakistan occupied-Kashmir.
Pakistani Politician Maryam Nawaz Sharif also expressed her gratitude over Twitter that no one was harmed during this natural calamity.
Mighty earthquake. Hope and pray everyone is safe. May Allah protect us all. Ameen.— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) February 12, 2021
A recent magnitude 3.5 earthquake was recorded in Jammu and Kashmir on February 8.