7.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Tajikistan, tremors felt in Srinagar, NCR

After a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Tajikistan, mild tremors were today felt in parts of north India including National Capital Region and Jammu and Kashmir.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 7, 2015 8:10 pm

A powerful earthquake of 7.2 magnitude on Tuesday shook different parts of Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region but no loss to life or property was reported.

The quake’s epicentre was located in the east of Tajikistan, 120 kilometers from the nearest village, the US Geographical Survey said.

A earthquake of 7.2 magnitude and focal depth of 88 kilometers has hit different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said an official of Provincial Disaster Managment Authority (PDMA).

The tremors were also felt in Pakistani capital Islamabad as well as in provincial capital of Peshawar.

The officials said that they are in constant touch with the district administration for reports about damages.

No damage has so far been reported to the PDMA, he added. Tremors were also felt in Malakand, Swat, Mingora and other areas of the province.

In October, 272 people were killed in Pakistan, including
225 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake that shook the country.

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