Delhi feels tremors as quake hits SW Pakistan

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New Delhi, Jan 19 (PTI) A powerful earthquake of 7.4magnitude struck southwestern Pakistan in the small hours ofthe day, tremors of which were felt in parts of northwesternIndia, including the national capital.

Delhiites rushed outside their homes in the wee hoursof the chilly night as tremors were felt in the capital.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said theepicentre of the earthquake was located in southwesternPakistan in the desert area bordering Iran and Afghanistan.

"It was a shallow earthquake which struck at a depthof 7.4 km," an IMD official said.

The epicentre of the quake was located at 28.9 degreesnorth on the latitude and 64 degrees east on the longitude,the IMD said.

A US Geological Service report said the epicentre ofthe earthquake was located 45 km from Dalbandin in SouthwestPakistan. It said the focal depth of the earthquake was 84 km.

There was no immediate report of any loss of life orproperty.

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake had devastated northernPakistan and parts of Kashmir in October 2008, killingthousands of people.

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