Earthquake hits Iran-Pakistan border; tremors felt in North India
Strong tremors rocked large parts of north India, including the national capital and its adjoining areas, Tuesday evening. The quake measured 7.8 on the Richter scale at its epicentre on the Pakistan-Iran border.
"The epicentre of the quake was the Pakistan-Iran border and it measured 7.8 on the Richter scale," V. Dattatreya, head, seismology, India Meteorological Department (IMD), told IANS.
The quake took place at 4.14 p.m. (IST) at a depth of 33 km, an official said. Major tremors were felt at Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Ahmedabad. The quake was reportedly also felt Afghanistan and UAE.
The strong tremors that lasted several seconds, leading to panic in many places. People rushed out of their offices and homes in the National Capital Region. There was no immediate report of any loss of life or damage to property.