Strong tremors were felt across Himachal Pradesh on Sunday after an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck northeast Afghanistan near the country’s borders with Pakistan and Tajikistan.
The earthquake, whose epicentre was the Hindukush mountain range in Afghanistan, struck at 3:58 pm, sending ripples across north India.
Reports of heavy tremor also poured in from Chamba, Shimla, Kullu and Mandi.
Vipin Jamwal, a Dharamshala resident, said people rushed out of their houses as tremor was quite strong.
“I felt my house swaying like a swing,” he said.
However, no loss of property or life was reported from any part of the state.