NEW DELHI: An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 on the Richter scale struck the Hindukush mountain region in Afghanistan and ripples were felt in several parts of north India and the national capital.
The earthquake having epicenter in Hindukush mountain region and a depth of 190 meter was felt at 3:50 pm, triggering panic among people as many rushed out of their homes and offices to safety. The Delhi Metro halted its services briefly. There were no reports of any casualty.
A massive earthquake struck Nepal and parts of India last April, killing many and causing heavy damage to property. In north India, tremors were felt in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Chandigarh and Haryana, besides Delhi.
Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was in Delhi Secretariat when the tremors were felt, tweeted, "earthquake!!! It was really scary! I could see plants and furniture shaking at 6th floor office of Delhi secretariat. Wish all is well".