Strong quake strikes Tajikistan, tremors felt in northern Pakistan, India

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


The epicentre of the quake was 109 km west of Murghob, Tajikistan, at a depth of 28.7 km, the USGS said.

In Pakistan, tremors were felt for about five to seven seconds in Islamabad, Peshawar, Charsadda, Gilgit, Shangla, Swat, Malakand, Chitral, and other parts of northern Pakistan.

No casualties were reported from parts of Pakistan were the tremors were felt.

In India, tremors were felt in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) and Indian Punjab, and as far away as New Delhi.

The latest earthquake comes a month after a powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck northern parts of Pakistan, leaving over 300 dead and thousands injured.