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Quake measuring 6.1 jolts Pak, mild tremors felt in north India

world Updated: Jul 12, 2012 20:34 IST

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted parts of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces of Pakistan today though there were no reports of casualties or damage to property.

The temblor, which lasted about five seconds, occurred at about 7 pm and was followed by powerful aftershocks.

It was felt in Islamabad, Lahore and other parts of Punjab, Peshawar and across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

At several places, people rushed out of buildings and began praying.

Officials said they had not received any reports of casualties or damage to property.

An earthquake of moderate intensity also rocked Kashmir valley, including Srinagar, forcing people to rush out of their homes in panic.

The tremors were felt at 7.32 pm in north India.

A met department official said details about its epicentre were being collected.