This Article is From Oct 26, 2015

High-Intensity Tremors Shake Punjab and Haryana, No Loss of Life Reported

High-Intensity Tremors Shake Punjab and Haryana, No Loss of Life Reported

Employees come out of their offices after an earthquake in New Delhi on Monday, October 26, 2015. (Press Trust of India photo)

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.