New Delhi, India (BBN)-A powerful earthquake of 6.8 magnitude has struck parts of Pakistan and the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border in the Hindukush region.
The quake struck at 3.58 pm and went on for several minutes, reports the NDTV.
Its epicentre lay 39 km from Ashkasham and 282 km northeast of Kabul, in Afghanistan.
The impact was strongest across a 200 km area, according to data from European Mediterranean Seismological Centre.
Tremors were felt across north India, including Delhi and National Capital Region, Kashmir and Uttarakhand.
The metro rail service in Delhi was halted following the quake as a precautionary measure.
Radio Pakistan reported that strong tremors were felt across Peshawar, Chitral, Swat, Gilgit, Faisalabad and Lahore.
No loss of life or property has been reported so far.