A strong quake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale hit Tajikistan on 7 December 2015, shaking buildings as far away as New Delhi in India (which is 1,250 kms away from Tajikistan) and in parts of Pakistan, the US Geological Survey and witnesses reported.
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.
As per reports, people evacuated buildings in Srinagar, and Chandigarh after tremors were felt in the region.
Meanwhile, Tajikistan’s emergency situations committee told AFP there had been no reports of casualties.
As per experts, active faults and resultant earthquakes in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan occur because of convergence between South Asian and Eurasia plates.
Source: The Hindu