An earthquake of magnitude 5.37 struck parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday. Tremors were also felt in some parts of north India, including Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi.
According to USGS, the earthquake had struck south of the epicenter of Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan. The tremor was felt in Delhi on Wednesday afternoon around 3 pm. There are no reports of casualties so far.
This is the second earthquake to have struck this region in less than a week.
"The India-Eurasia plate boundary is a diffuse boundary, which in the region near the north of India, lies within the limits of the Indus-Tsangpo (also called the Yarlung-Zangbo) Suture to the north and the Main Frontal Thrust to the south. The Indus-Tsangpo Suture Zone is located roughly 200 km north of the Himalaya Front and is defined by an exposed ophiolite chain along its southern margin," USGS reported.
Further reports awaited.