Earthquake of magnitude 7.6 hits North India, epicentre in Afghanistan
Residents came out of their houses as strong tremors were felt in Jalandhar, Punjab, on Monday.
An earthquake measuring 7.6 magnitude struck in northeastern Afghanistan at 2.40 pm on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, sending tremors that were felt in India and Pakistan.
The quake, which lasted for some, shook buildings in North India, sending people rushing into the streets.
The quake was 196 km (120 miles) deep and centred 82 km southeast of Feyzabad in a remote area of Afghanistan in the Hindu Kush mountain range. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
In Srinagar, strong tremors were felt for a long duration and many buildings have developed cracks here. However, no loss of life has been reported so far. Also, telephone lines have been jammed and power supply cut off in Srinagar.
Meanwhile, cracks were developed in one of the hospital’s building at Ferozepur in Punjab. —Agencies