7.2 earthquake in Tajikistan; tremors felt in North India, Pakistan

Dushanbe, Dec 7: 7.2 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale was reported from the Central Asia country, Tajikistan, on Monday, Dec 7.

The tremors were felt in Pakistan, Afghanistan as well as in North India, including Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi/ NCR, the USGS said.


According to National Seismological Division of the Ministry of Earth Science, the 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Tajikistan at 1.20 PM (IST). The depth of the earthquake was recorded at 25 km.

Witnesses said that they saw buildings shaking in the national capital New Delhi. Panicked people ran helter-skelter to protect themselves.

Mild tremors were 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.

No reports of injuries or damage has been reported yet.

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