Tremors in Himachal after Pakistan quake

Tremors were felt in several parts of Himachal Pradesh early Wednesday after an earthquake hit a sparsely-populated mountainous region of Pakistan`s Balochistan province, the weather office here said.

Last Updated: Jan 19, 2011, 12:11 PM IST

Shimla: Tremors were felt in several parts of Himachal Pradesh early Wednesday after an earthquake hit a sparsely-populated mountainous region of Pakistan`s Balochistan province, the weather office here said.

However, there are no reports of any loss of life or damage to property in the hill state.

"Mild tremors were felt in several parts of Shimla, Kangra and Chamba districts," meterological department director Manmohan Singh said.

Tremors of the 7.4 magnitude earthquake were felt as far as Delhi and its adjoining areas.

The temblor that occurred at about 1.23 a.m. Wednesday jolted most of the major cities in Pakistan, including Quetta, Karachi and Multan, according to Xinhua. Strong tremors were also felt in Lahore.

IANS