7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan; tremors felt in Afghanistan, India

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Kabul/New Delhi, April 10: A powerful earthquake shook parts of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan on Sunday, officials and residents said.

An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale jolted parts of Pakistan. The duration of the quake was around 10-15 seconds. The epicentre of the quake was in the border region of Afghanistan and Tajikistan in the Hindu Kush mountains having a depth of 236 kilometres.

People inspecting the damaged residential house caused due to earthquake,at Habba Kadal in Srinagar on Sunday.

The quake struck at a depth of 236 km with epicentre determined in Afghanistan's Hindu Kush region, Dawn online quoted Pakistan Meteorological Department as saying.

The tremor was felt in Khyber-Pakhtuknkhwa and Punjab province as well as Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Gilgit- Baltistan regions.

Tremors were felt in Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Swat Valley, Chitral, and Pakistan-admiistered Kashmir. No casualties has been reported yet.

Tremors were also felt in parts of Afghanistan, and in New Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan and Kashmir in India.

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