Late last evening, strong tremors were felt in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the southern part of China’s Xinjiang region. The National Center of Seismology reported the quake occurred at a depth of 80 kilometers.
The last occurrence of mild tremors in Delhi and NCR was on January 11, triggered by a 6.1-magnitude earthquake in Afghanistan. The epicenter was 241 kilometers northeast of Kabul, and the tremors were felt in Pakistan as well.
Earlier today, a significant earthquake struck a remote and mountainous area in southwestern China, resulting in the burial of 47 people. State broadcaster CCTV reported that over 200 individuals were “urgently evacuated” from the affected region. The landslide occurred at 5:51 am (2151 GMT Sunday) in Zhenxiong County, Yunnan province, according to Xinhua, citing local authorities.
China has faced a series of natural disasters in recent months, with some occurring following extreme weather events like sudden, heavy downpours.