According to the National Centre for Seismology, a massive earthquake of magnitude 6.3 on the Richter scale hit Tajikistan at 10:34 pm late Friday evening.
Tremors of the earthquake were also felt in North India late Friday evening which caused panic among people forcing them to rush out of their homes.
People in cities like Delhi, Shimla and Jammu region also felt the quake.
The tremor was felt in Pakistan's capital Islamabad and major cities of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab provinces and Pakistan occupied-Kashmir also.
The quake hit at a depth of 91 kilometres from the surface.
However, there were no immediate reports of any loss of life or damage to property.
Following the earthquake, several people tweeted about the quake.
Earthquake tremors felt in Delhi. Praying for everyone's safety. https://t.co/8fU8TGQLiE— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 12, 2021
Reports of the epicentre being around Amritsar. Hope no major damage or any loss of life.— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) February 12, 2021
No reports of any damage so far in Amritsar or other parts of Punjab following the #earthquake. Top officials of @PunjabPoliceInd & local administration are keeping a close watch on the situation. Praying for everyone’s safety. https://t.co/DKNNvFMPwE— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) February 12, 2021
Reports of a large earthquake impacting India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia. I hope all are safe.— Michael Kugelman (@MichaelKugelman) February 12, 2021