7.2-Magnitude Quake Hits Tajikistan; Tremors Felt In Afghanistan, Pakistan, India

December 7, 2015
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A powerful earthquake has shook the Central Asian nation of Tajikistan Monday afternoon and has been felt in cities of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India too.

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake was of 7.2-magnitude. Witnesses shared on social media the quake shook buildings in neighboring cities including Indian capital New Delhi.

The quake hit at around 12:50 p.m. local time (2:50 a.m. ET) in a sparsely populated area. The epicenter was about 130 miles east of the Tajik capital of Dushanbe and about 75 miles away from nearest village.

Associated Press reports its reporter felt two tremors in Bishkek, capital of neighboring Kyrgyzstan, south of Tajikistan, within an hour. It is also reported the tremors were felt in Almaty, the largest city of Kazakhstan.

According to Tajikistan’s Emergencies Committee spokesman, no casualties or damage have been yet reported to them due to the powerful quake.

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