Strong earthquake jolts Pakistan, tremor in North India

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Strong earthquake jolts Pakistan, tremor in North India

Strong earthquake jolts Pakistan, tremor in North India

IANS   ¦    Sep 24, 2019 06:12:56 PM (IST)

Strong earthquake jolts Pakistan, tremor in North India-1

Islamabad: A strong earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale jolted Pakistan on Tuesday, with tremors even felt in the northern parts of India.

The tremors that lasted for 8-10 seconds but were felt strongly across the country, including in major cities of Islamabad, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Lahore, Dawn News reported.

No injuries or damage has been reported as yet.

The quake sent people racing out of buildings and offices in cities across the country.

Mild tremors were felt in Delhi and NCR region on Tuesday afternoon after an earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude on the Richter scale along the India-Pakistan border near Kashmir.

According to the Indian Meteorogical Department, an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richeter scale stuck on the India-Pakistan border near Kashmir at 4.31 p.m.

The tremors that lasted for few seconds was felt across Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Kashmir, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and in Uttarkhand triggering panic among the people.

"Tremors of earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale were felt for some seconds at 4.31 p.m.," Shimla's Meteorological Office Director Manmohan Singh told IANS.

As of now, there was no information of any loss of life or damage to property due to the earthquake.