Tremors of the earthquake were also reported from Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.
A earthquake of magnitude 6.3 on the richter scale struck the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan and strong tremors were felt in Delhi and the larger National Capital Region. Tremors of the earthquake were also reported from Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. The tremors were felt for nearly a minute.
Many ran outside their homes and offices in the national capital as well. There was no immediate report of any loss of life or property due to the earthquake.
“The earthquake of 6.8 magnitude had its epicentre in Hindu Kush,” an official of the Seismology Department said. There was no immediate report of any loss of life or property due to the quake which hit at 5.13 pm.
The National Center for Seismology said the 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck at 5.09 pm with its epicentre 250 km from Afghanistan capital Kabul.
The tubelights could be seen shaking in offices in Gurgaon. Such was the intensity of the tremors that ceiling fans and chandeliers were seen wildly swinging in videos posted on Twitter.
The earthquake is estimated to have occurred at the depth of 190 km.
Among other places, the tremors were felt in Pakistan and most of north India. There were reports of people running out of buildings from several parts of the country.
Many reported feeling the tremors in Delhi’s neighbouring Gurgaon and Noida and Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur.
The earthquake shook buildings in Pakistan, Afghanistan and northern parts of India.
In Delhi, people panicked in offices and homes as fans and hanging lights were seen shaking under the impact of the tremor. People in some offices and residential areas felt the shocks and rushed out of the buildings.
There was no immediate report of any loss of life or property due to the quake.
It is not yet clear that what the magnitude of the earthquake was in Lahore and suburban areas of the provincial capital. The earth trembled at around 4: 40 pm in Lahore. The citizens ran out of the homes and buildings and started reciting Kalima.
According to latest reports, the earthquake hit Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and many other areas.
According to the PMD, the magnitude of the quake was recorded at 6.4 with a depth of 210 kilometres. Its epicentre was in the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan.
The Paris-based European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said the tremors were felt from Tashkent to New Delhi, a distance of nearly 1,500 km
Further details awaited.