LAHORE (Staff Report) – Panic gripped citizens when an earthquake — measuring 6.6 on Richter scale by US Geological Survey — jolted Lahore including Islamabad on Sunday afternoon.
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Tremors were felt in Peshawar, Murree, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Azad Kashmir and surrounding areas. People rushed out of their homes in panic. No loss of life or property has been reported as yet.
The quake struck at 3.29pm (PST) and went on for several seconds. Its epicentre lay 39 km from Ashkasham in Afghanistan.
Tremors were also felt across north India, including Delhi and National Capital Region, Indian occupied Kashmir and Uttarakhand.
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The earthquake was centered on Hindukush ranges. 280km depth and 7.1. No news of damages so far. #Earthquake
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Just In: Epicenter of #Earthquake in Hindukush range, Afghanistan
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— Iftikhar Firdous (@IftikharFirdous) April 10, 2016
Felt long tremors in Islamabad. Hope everyone is safe? #earthquake
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Depth recorded is 236km #earthquake
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#Earthquake Jolts in Lahore and other parts of the country. May everyone stay safe n sound. Be careful and keep Pak in prayers.
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Just felt the tremors of a earthquake in mohali
Evacuated out the hotel, boys are a little "shaken"
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According to media reports, telephone networks have reportedly been disrupted in the affected areas and an emergency has been declared at all hospitals across K-P.