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Tremors felt in Himachal after 6.6. magnitude earthquake hits northeast Afghanistan

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.

india Updated: Apr 10, 2016 17:33 IST
HT Correspondent

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.