Pakistan earthquake
A general view of houses located on the outskirts of Islamabad Caren Firouz/Reuters

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.8 has jolted Pakistan as the tremors were felt up to the Indian capital, New Delhi. The quake was felt in several Pakistani provinces including Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, apart from parts of neighbouring Afghanistan.

No damage or casualties have been reported as yet. Panic-stricken people in several cities such as Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan and Islamabad were seen running out of their homes.

Transport services in New Delhi have been paused due to the quake which has been monitored by multiple agencies including the USGS and the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

According to the USGS, the quake was centred near Chitral in Pakistan at a depth of 210 km. The epicentre is thought to be in Afghanistan, close to its border with Tajikistan.