Strong earthquake hits Tajikistan; tremors felt in Delhi, North India

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Strong 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Tajikistan in Central Asia on Monday with tremors being felt in North India..

Tremors were also felt in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

At the same time, tremors were felt in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

As per the US Geological Survey the epicentre of the quake was 111 km (65 miles) southwest of Karakul at a depth of 28.7 km.

Operations Head, Centre For Seismology also confirmed to ANI, “Epicentre was Tajikistan. Was felt in many regions of North India.”

As per reports, people evacuated buildings in Srinagar, and Chandigarh after tremors were felt in the region.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or destruction.

As per experts, active faults and resultant earthquakes in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan occur because of convergence between South Asian and Eurasia plates.

On October 26, at least 200 people were killed and more than 1,300 others injured when a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake – the strongest in 10 years – had rocked Pakistan, sending severe shock waves as far as Punjab and PoK.

At that time the quake’s epicentre was located near Jurm in northeast Afghanistan, 250 kilometres from Kabul and at a depth of 213.5 kms.

 

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