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Tremors felt in north India as quake hits Afghanistan-Tajikistan border

People stand outside their office building after an earthquake is felt in Islamabad on May 9, 2018.

People stand outside their office building after an earthquake is felt in Islamabad on May 9, 2018.   | Photo Credit: AP

The quake, with 6.1 magnitude, occurred at 4.01 p.m., says official.

Tremors were felt in several north Indian States, including Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir, on Wednesday as an earthquake hit the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border.

The epicentre of the quake, with 6.1 magnitude, was in the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border and the temblor occurred at 4.01 p.m. IST, J.L Gautam, Head (Operations), National Seismological Centre (NSC), said.

Officials said there were no reports of loss of life or damage to property in India.

Tremors were felt in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir Valley. In some areas, panic-stricken people rushed out of buildings and vehicles into open spaces.

Similar scenes were witnessed in some parts of Rajasthan, a Met. department official said.

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