7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Tajikistan, tremors felt in Delhi, surrounding areas


An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude struck Tajikistan today rattling areas as far as India and Pakistan.

An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude struck Tajikistan today rattling areas as far as India and Pakistan. Tremors were felt in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh Punjab and entire north India, reports said.

People in Islamabad and Peshawar in Pakistan also experienced the earthquake.

According to the USGS, an earthquake measuring 7.2 magnitude on the Richter scale hit Tajikistan on Monday. The depth of the earthquake was recorded at 25 km.

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The earthquake shook buildings in Delhi and other surrounding areas like Noida, Faridabad and Gurgaon. People were seen rushing out of offices and homes. No news of  any of damage to life and property has been received so far.

Mild tremors were also  felt in Kashmir but there were no reports of any damage from anywhere in the Valley so far, police said.

The tremors passed by and large unnoticed, as people went on with their normal business, he added.

An official of the MeT Department said further details on the earthquake are being ascertained.

Source: India Today