Massive tremors rock north India
Immediate reports from Jammu & Kashmir say that normal life has been disrupted. Communication lines have been disconnected. People have left their houses and taken refuge under the open sky.
The tremors went on for about thirty seconds and are reported to have also been felt in neighbouring Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Local television in Pakistan said the quake caused panic in Islamabad, as well as nearby Rawalpindi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta near the Afghan border.