New Delhi: Strong tremors rocked large parts of north India, including the national capital and its adjoining areas, Tuesday evening. There were no immediate reports of any casualties. The quake measured 7.8 on the Richter scale at its epicentre on the Pakistan-Iran border.
“The epicentre of the quake was the Pakistan-Iran border and it measured 7.8 on the Richter scale,” V. Dattatreya, head, seismology, India Meteorological Department (IMD), told.
The quake took place at 4.14 p.m. (IST) at a depth of 33 km, an official said.
The strong tremors that lasted several seconds, leading to panic in many places. People rushed out of their offices and homes in the National Capital Region.