A strong earthquake of 7.7 magnitude on the Richter scale has shaken south Asia, with more than two minutes of sustained tremors felt in the Pakistani capital Islamabad, and buildings rattled in Afghanistan and India.
Tremors were felt in Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Multan, Chitral, Mardan and nearby areas. The epicentre of the earthquake was 265km NE of Kabul. In most parts of Delhi, people rushed out of high-rise buildings in panic as the tremors continued for several minutes.
Following the earthquake, there are reports of phone lines being down in parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
The below how people reacted on Twitter:
Reports of damage to properties and loss of human lives in Northern areas of Pakistan coming in. #Earthquake
That was so scary… Worst #earthquake I have ever felt.. Allah reham karay and keep everyone safe..?
Hope all are safe. If you have any picture or video or news to report pls send whatsap on this cell 03466654011
It seems that Afghanistan and Pakistan might be worst hit…we have you in our prayers. May God be with you. #earthquake
Recite Astaghfar as much as you can ,this moment is the moment of Acceptance of prayers,May All Residents of Lhr and Isbd Safe #earthquake
Saad Rafique: OMG! How can you make jokes out of a situation that is meant to be a serious warning!
Stop making jokes & pray for Allah’s mercy #earthquake
Please stay aware for after shocks, Minor tremors can continue for rest 5 to 6 days. Stay alert #Earthquake
— Zeeshan Salahuddin (@ZeeSalahuddin) October 26, 2015
— Gul Bukhari (@gulbukhari) October 26, 2015
Aftershocks are still being felt and people have been advised to vacate buildings.