India

6.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Afghanistan; tremors felt in India and Pakistan

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 shook the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday but there were no immediate reports of any damage or casualties.

The quake, which was also felt in Pakistan, struck 270 km (167 miles) northeast of Kabul in the Hindu Kush mountains, at a deep 180 km, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said. Tremors were felt in North India triggering panic among people.

“The epicentre of the quake was near the Afghanistan- Tajikistan border and occurred at a depth of around 190 kilometres,” an official said in Srinagar.

In New Delhi, Delhi Metro trains were halted briefly but services were not disrupted, said a Delhi Metro official. The tremors were felt strongly in the Valley, with people rushing out of buildings and vehicles.

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