A powerful earthquake of 6.6 magnitude has struck parts of Pakistan and the Afghanistan-Tajik"> A powerful earthquake of 6.6 magnitude has struck parts of Pakistan and the Afghanistan-Tajik"> A powerful earthquake of 6.6 magnitude has struck parts of Pakistan and the Afghanistan-Tajik">

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2 die in Pakistan as earthquake strikes in Afghanistan, tremors in India
Online Desk |:| Sun, 10 Apr'2016, 11:45 PM |:| Online Version
2 die in Pakistan as earthquake strikes in Afghanistan, tremors in India
A powerful earthquake of 6.6 magnitude has struck parts of Pakistan and the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border in the Hindukush region.

The quake struck at 3.58 pm and went on for several minutes.

Its epicentre lay 39 km from Ashkasham and 282 km northeast of Kabul, in Afghanistan. The impact was strongest across a 200 km area, according to data from European Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

Tremors were felt across north India, including Delhi and National Capital Region, Kashmir and Uttarakhand. The metro rail service in Delhi has been halted following the quake, the commuters have been stranded.

Radio Pakistan reported that strong tremors were felt across Peshawar, Chitral, Swat, Gilgit, Faisalabad and Lahore.

No loss of life or property has been reported so far.

(NDTV)

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