New Delhi, April 10: Massive earthquake struck parts of Pakistan on Sunday. Heavy tremors were felt in Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Delhi and other parts of North India. High alert has been sounded in National Capital Region (NCR). Disaster management team have been alerted in the affected regions.
Pakistan has been worst affected by the earthquake. “Tremors have been felt from Peshawar, parts of North Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber-Pankhtuwa region,” reported local journalist Yusra Akari. The magnitude of earthquake is reported between 6.8 to 7.1. The epicenter of quake is expected to be in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. However, official confirmation is awaited.
No casualties have been reported so far. In India, the worst tremors were felt in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. “The tremors were felt for nearly 90 seconds. It has created a huge panic in parts of the valley,” said Anantnag resident Aamir Salati. (ALSO READ: Scary! Cracks and holes develop in Mount Everest after devastating Nepal Earthquake)
“The earthquake struck at 3:55 PM according to India time. The depth of earthquake is roughly 200 kilometres. Casualties are expected to happen because this was a massive quake,” said scientist Pallava Bagla.
Delhi Metro has been halted in the NCR region after the tremors were reported. The commutation service would remain suspended for at least the next hour. “Metros have been halted. WhatsApp alerts have been received by most of the commuters from their personal sources. Authorities at stations have said that earthquake tremors have been felt. People are requested to maintain calm and co-operate,” said Delhi resident Smridhi Mohan while speaking to NDTV.