Chandigarh: High-intensity tremors were felt in most parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh today as a result of a major earthquake in Afghanistan, officials said in Chandigarh. However, no loss of life or damage to property was reported.
"Earthquake tremors were felt in Punjab, Chandigarh and Haryana and lasted a few seconds. So far, no damage to property or life has been reported," an official of the meteorological department told IANS.
In most towns in the region and Chandigarh, panicky people came out of their homes and high rise buildings.
The India Meteorological Department said the epicentre of the quake lay in the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan.