Strong tremors jolted parts of north India, including Delhi-NCR, on Tuesday night as an earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan.
The earthquake of 6.8-magnitude jolted parts of Pakistan too, the country’s meteorologicial department said, sparking panic and forcing residents to flee homes.
The epicentre of the earthquake was Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush region, while its depth was 180 kilometres, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department.
Besides, India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, quake also felt in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and China.
In North Idnia, panic-stricken people rushed out of buildings as the earthquake struck around 10.20 pm and was also felt in Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan.
There was disruption in mobile services in some parts of the Jammu region immediately after the earthquake, an official said. According to an automated report generated by the National Centre for Seismology, the 6.6 magnitude quake struck 133 km southeast of Fayzabad in Afghanistan. The earthquake was at a depth of 156 km.
A Noida resident said he first noticed the dining table shaking.