A major earthquake hit Pakistan late Friday and the tremors were even felt in national capital region of India. According to Indian National Centre for Seismology, the earthquake was of a magnitude 6.3 on the Richter scale and it hit Tajikistan. No reports of any casualty or loss of property are yet reported from Pakistan’s Islamabad, Lahore or Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces.
Tremors were also felt in Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Pakistan.“Not since the earthquake of 2005 have the tremors in Srinagar been bad enough to force me out of the house. I grabbed a blanket & ran. I didn’t remember to take my phone & so was unable to tweet “earthquake” while the damn ground was shaking,” wrote National Conference leader Omar Abdullah.
“The epicentre is in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region where the Indo Australian plate is colliding with the Eurasian plate. It’s seismically highly active area. The tremors have been felt across Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi NCR. However, we haven’t received any reports of damage yet,” JL Gautam, head of operations at National Centre for Seismology (NCS), said in a statement.