A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.8 on the Richter Scale hit the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border on Sunday. The epicentre of the quake was in the Hindu Kush mountain range, 248 km north of Peshawar, according to the National Centre for Seismology. The United States Geological Survey reported that the quake measured 6.6 on the Richter scale.
The tremors were felt in many parts of north India, including Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Srinagar. Tremors were also felt in Islamabad and other parts of northern Pakistan. There have been no reports of any casualties or damage to property yet.