Earthquake in Afghanistan jolts north India, Pakistan

World Wednesday 31/January/2018 12:22 PM
By: Times News Service
Earthquake in Afghanistan jolts north India, Pakistan

Muscat: An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 shook the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday morning but there were no immediate reports of any damage or casualties.
Tremors were felt across north India and Pakistan, as the quake struck 270 km (167 miles) northeast of Kabul in the Hindu Kush mountains, at a deep 180 km, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.
“No significant damage is expected from this #earthquake which is deep (190km). It was felt more than 1,000 km from its epicentre and in many cities, people rushed out of the buildings,” an MESC statement said.
MESC added that as many as 270 million people may have felt these tremors.
Twitter users in Pakistan said that hundreds of terrified people had spilled out on to the streets in in cities like Lahore and Islamabad, while people in north India reported that the wall clocks inside their homes had been knocked down due to the tremors.
With agency inputs.