7.2 magnitude earthquake shakes parts of Pakistan, India

12:55 PM | 7 Dec, 2015
7.2 magnitude earthquake shakes parts of Pakistan, India
LAHORE (Staff Report) - Strong tremors of earthquake were felt in different parts of Pakistan and India, said media reports on Monday.

The earthquake mainly hit the northern parts of Pakistan including Islamabad, Sawat, Shangla, Abbotabad, Chitral, Charsada, Lower Dir, Upper Dir, Peshawar, Malakand, Gilgit and Chilas.

Indian media also reported that earthquake tremors were recorded in capital city of New Delhi and Indian occupied Kashmir.

According to US Geological Survey (USGS) the magnitude of earthquake was found to be 7.2 at Richter Scale centred 28km deep in earth and 109km west of Murghob area in Tajikistan.


There have been no reports of any losses to life or property.

This is the second strongest quake the 7.5 strong earthquake on October 26 – centred in the Hindu Kush, the 800km mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan – leaving more than 300 people dead and over 2,000 injured.