The death toll from the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that jolted Pakistan has increased to 37, with nearly 500 people injured, according to authorities.

Tuesday’s quake was so strong that it could be felt even in the northern parts of India, including capital New Delhi.

The tremors lasted 8-10 seconds but were felt strongly across Pakistan, including major cities of Islamabad, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Lahore.

The epicentre was near the city of Mirpur, about 20 km north of Jhelum in Punjab province.

During a visit to the affected area, the NDMA chairman said that the Pakistan Army has started repair work on damaged roads.

“By tomorrow, small vehicles will be able to use the roads that were affected by the earthquake.”

Mirpur’s district administration confirmed on Wednesday that of the 459 injured, the condition of 160 was reportedly critical, The Express Tribune reported.

According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), 24 victims were from the worst-hit Mirpur district.

(With agencies inputs)