The quake of magnitude 6.6 struck at 3.58 pm and went on for several minutes

Tremors felt in Kashmir and Delhi as quake strikes parts of Afghanistan and PakistanEpicentre of earthquake/Google Maps
news Earthquake Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 17:24

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale struck parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan on Sunday afternoon, causing tremors across parts of large parts of North India.             

According to NDTV, the quake, the epicentre of which lay just under 40km from Ashkasham in the Hindukush region of Afghanistan, struck at 3.58 pm and went on for several minutes.  

CNN-IBN reported that tremors were felt in Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and other parts of North India, and lasted for almost 1.5 minutes, causing people in Delhi to rush out of their homes in a panic.  

The Delhi metro also temporarily suspended its services as a precautionary measure following the tremors.

No loss of life or property as a result of the earthquake has been reported thus far. 

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