Several parts of Madhya Pradesh also felt tremors of the earthquake that hit Afghanistan and northern India on Monday, the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) Bhopal confirmed.
However, no reports of major damage or casualties emerged from any part of the state.
Director, RMC Anupam Kashyapi said there was no need to get panic as only tremors would be felt by state residents but chances of casualty or property damage was nil.
He said northern parts of Madhya Pradesh especially Gwalior and Chambal division probably felt slightly more intense tremors.
“Cracks may develop on earthen houses in northern parts of the state. The aftershocks of the earthquake epicentered in Afghanistan may be felt for next couple of days”, said Kashyapi.
In Bhopal, Gwalior, Shivpuri and many other parts of the state people rushed out of their houses and offices after they felt earthquake tremors.
Streets outside all the government offices in the state capital became crowded as all the employees were asked to vacate their offices immediately after shocks were felt in a few parts of the city.