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Strong tremors were felt across North India, the first being reported from Delhi-NCR and Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake jolted Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of North India on Saturday evening. Strong tremors were felt across North India, the first being reported from Delhi-NCR and Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said the epicentre of the quake was Hindu Kush, which is a mountain range that stretches near the Afghan-Pakistan border, from central Afghanistan to northern Pakistan.

The tremors in Delhi-NCR were felt around 5.34 pm and lasted for 40-50 seconds, an IMD official said.

There were no immediate reports of loss of lives or property.

Another earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck off Sumatra island in Indonesia on Saturday afternoon, the US Geological Survey said.

Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said there were no immediate reports of damage and that there was no potential for tsunami, the report said.