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Strong 7.2-quake strikes in Tajikistan, felt in New Delhi

Agencies New Delhi | Updated on January 22, 2018 Published on December 07, 2015

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An earthquake measuring 7.2 magnitude struck in Tajikistan on Monday, shaking buildings as far away as New Delhi, and in Pakistan, the US Geological Survey and witnesses said.

The epicentre of the quake was 111 km (65 miles) southwest of Karakul, 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.

Tremors were also felt in the National Capital Region (NCR). But, there were no immediate reports of loss of lives and property.

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.

Published on December 07, 2015
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