Earthquake reported from South-West Asia

Earthquake reported from South-West Asia

Earthquake reported from South-West Asia

Written by Tharushan Fernando

10 Apr, 2016 | 4:58 pm

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake has been felt across a number of major cities across south-west Asia.US Geological Survey has said that the earthquake has struck in Afghanistan, close to its border with Tajikistan

Tremors were felt in Murree, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Gilgit-Baltistan, Abbottabad, Mansehra and surrounding areas. According to Reuters, tremors were also felt in the Indian capital, Kashmir and Afghanistan.

The 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit part of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtukwa near the Afghan Border, with tremors felt in the the Afghan and Pakistan capitals according to witnesses and the US Geological Survey (USGS)

The USGS had said that the quake was centred near Chitral at a depth of 210 km.

Tremors were also felt in the Indian capital and in Kashmir, witnesses said, forcing residents to leave homes. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries

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