Pakistan earthquake: Powerful earthquake with magnitude 7.7 strikes Pakistan, Afghanistan
Magnitude 7.6 quake strikes in northeast Afghanistan: USGS
An earthquake measuring 7.6 magnitude struck in northeastern Afghanistan on Monday, the
U.S. Geological Survey said, sending tremors that were felt in India and Pakistan.
The quake was 196 km (120 miles) deep and centered 82 km southeast of Feyzabad in a
remote area of Afghanistan in the Hindu Kush mountain range. There were no immediate reports
of damage or injuries.
A 7.7-magnitude earthquake with its epicentre in Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush region rocked
the Indian capital and several other cities on Monday afternoon, sending people rushing
out of homes and office buildings. The tremors, which lasted several minutes,
were also felt in areas around Delhi, parts of Jammu and Kashmir and as far afield as
Kabul, Islamabad and Lahore. The US Geological Survey (USGS) put the magnitude
of the quake at 7.7, almost the same as the massive temblor that hit Nepal in April and
killed nearly 10,000 people.
In most parts of Delhi, people rushed out of high-rise buildings in panic as the tremors
continued for several minutes. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage
to property in the national capital though people tweeted photos of buildings in Gurgaon
that developed cracks. The quake in northeastern Afghanistan was
196 km deep and had its epicentre in a remote area of the Hindu Kush mountain range located
256 km from Kabul. Buildings were evacuated in Delhi and several
other areas of northern India. The services of the Delhi Metro were suspended following
the quake that struck at about 2.40pm.