Tremors felt across North India after 7.7 magnitude quake in Afghanistan

Earthquake tremors were felt across parts of North India, including New Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

hidden October 26, 2015 14:55:58 IST
Tremors felt across North India after 7.7 magnitude quake in Afghanistan

Tremors were felt across parts of North India, including New Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir as a earthquake of magnitude 7.7 struck Afghanistan.

Tremors felt across North India after 77 magnitude quake in Afghanistan

Representational image. PTI

The government said that the quake measured 7.5 in magnitude and had its epicentre in the Hindukush in Afghanistan, reported PTI.

However, the US Geological Survey said that it measured 7.7 in magnitude, reported Reuters.

Visuals from television news channels showed people running out of their offices after the tremors in Delhi. The extent of the damage caused by the earthquake wasn't immediately clear.

Visual from Pakistan also showed people sitting in the streets after the tremors

Initial reports said that phone lines were down in some parts of India.

Further details are awaited.

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