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Devastating earthquake strikes POK, tremors felt in Delhi, UP

A strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Pakistan-India border region at about 4.31 pm,

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A 6.3 magnitude earthquake jolted Pakistan Occupied Kashmir today at about 4.31 pm. The tremors were felt in Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and as far as Uttar Pradesh. The epicentre of the earthquake was 81 km away from Rawalpindi in Pakistan. There are also reports of tremors in some cities in Pakistan including Islamabad, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Lahore.

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The tremors caused people to rush out of their homes and offices. According to The United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicentre was 3 kilometres from New Mirpur city, the capital of Mirpur district and the largest city of the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

As reported by Geo News of Pakistan the effect of the earthquake was quite severe as 50 people were wounded due to the earthquake in Mirpur. The Roads in Mirpur were cracked due to the intensity of the earthquake, several vehicles fell into the deep cracks formed on the roads.

The earthquake sent people of affected areas scurrying into the streets. Many houses and buildings too were damaged.

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