LAHORE (Staff Report) – Phone lines, internet services and electricity are reportedly down across country after a strong earthquake at 2.30 pm on Monday.

Massive tremors lasting almost a minute were reported in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.

People rushed out of offices and homes as buildings shook in Lahore, Islamabad and Northern areas. Cricket match in Qaddafi Stadium and Metro bus services have been halted.

Video footage showed panicked people rushing out of offices. “As we rushed out, we saw cars shaking,” said a man in Peshawar.

Hundreds of people are still outside, fearing aftershocks.