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Strong earthquake hits Pakistan; tremors felt in north India including Delhi

People wait outside a building waiting for the tremors to subside, in Srinagar. Photo: Nissar Ahmad  

A powerful earthquake of 6.6 magnitude struck parts of Pakistan and the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border in the Hindukush region on Sunday afternoon. The quake struck at 3.58 p.m. and went on for several minutes.

The epicentre was across a 200 km area on the Afghanistan-Taikistan border, according to data from European Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

Tremors were felt across north India, including Delhi and National Capital Region, Kashmir and Uttarakhand.

The metro rail service in Delhi was halted following the quake, the commuters have been stranded. The services resumed in thirty minutes.


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