A strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Pakistan-India border region at about 4.31 pm, according to the Indian Meteorological Department.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the earthquake, which IMD said, had hit at a depth of 40 km.
The tremors were felt in north India and Pakistan with people rushing out of their homes in north India and the neighbouring country.
The tremors that lasted for 8-10 seconds were felt in north India including Punjab and Haryana, Seismology Department officials said.
“Really terrifying feeling because I was sleeping,” wrote a person on the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre’s website that asks people to report their
The 7.6 earthquake revived memories of the 2005 Kashmir earthquake which also had its epicentre in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and led to large scale devastation on both sides of the Line of Control.
Earthquake of Magnitude:6.3, Occurred on:24-09-2019, 16:31:58 IST, Lat:32.9 N & Long: 73.7 E, Depth: 40 Km, Region: Pakistan – India (J & K ) Border region
According to The United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter was 3 kilometres from New Mirpur city, the capital of Mirpur district and the largest city of the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.