New Delhi, Jan 31: Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on Richter scale struck Hindu Kush mountains in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday. The tremors were felt across north India including Delhi-NCR, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir among other states.Also Read - Pakistan Minister Blames India For Sabotaging New Zealand Series, Claims Threatening Email Came From Unknown Device
The epicenter of the quake was Jarm in Badakhshan province of Afghanistan. Also Read - Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake Strikes Australia's Victoria
No reports of damage or casualty has been reported from anywhere in India. However in Pakistan, a girl died in Bela town of Lasbela and nine others were injured as the roof of a house collapsed. Parliament and the Supreme Court along with several other buildings were evacuated soon after the tremors were felt. Also Read - SAARC Foreign Ministers Meet Stands Cancelled as Pakistan Wanted Taliban to Represent Afghanistan: Report
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck at 11.37 AM local time.
(This is a developing story)