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Powerful quake rocks North India, people rush on to streets

The quake was 196 km (120 miles) deep and centred 82 km southeast of Feyzabad in a remote area of Afghanistan in the Hindu Kush mountain range.

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A powerful earthquake, registering 7.7 on the Richter scale, severely jolted North India on Monday afternoon and its neighbouring areas, residents said.

The US Geological Survey has confirmed that the quake was 196 km (120 miles) deep and centred 82 km southeast of Feyzabad in a remote area of Afghanistan in the Hindu Kush mountain range.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Hundreds of people raced from buildings onto the streets in Delhi while the quake was also felt in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, according to an AFP reporter.

Epicentre of 45km South-South West of Jarm in Afghanistan and 256km North of Kabul; 7.7 on Richter scale, 190Km Depth: USGS

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