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Earthquake across South East Asia

Earthquake across South East Asia

On October 26, 2015, Monday, a massive earthquake was felt. It had a magnitude of 7.7 and it affected Pakistan, Afghanistan and northern parts of India, including the national capital New Delhi and NCR region.

The massive earthquakes have resulted in wild panic. Pakistan experienced strong tremors as well as Afghanistan. It was reported that the epicenter was from Hindu Kush mountain range in Afghanistan.

The tremors were experienced in whole of northern India including Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh. It caused a massive panic as people fled out of their homes and high rise buildings.

As soon as that happened, Delhi metro has halted its services for some time. This is standard procedure and the entire system was shut down. The quake has also affected telecom services in Delhi and nearby regions with everyone calling others.

In Pakistan, 30 were killed and 100 were injured. A stampede in Afghanistan killed 12 school girls. The Indians in Kabul were reported to be safe.

Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal has asked people not to panic after this powerful quake. The government has activated its disaster management teams immediately after the strong tremors were felt in the nation’s capital.

According to reports, the quake has lasted at least one minute. It shook buildings in Kabul, Islamabad, and New Delhi. Citizens have run out of their homes into the streets causing mass panic. Residents of Srinagar report seeing buildings swinging and they were reminded of the disaster in 2005.

According to National Center for Seismology, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 190 kms. It is a unit of Ministry of Earth Science. They stated that the epicentre of the earthquake was the Hindukush mountain range. The area is known to be a high seismic zone.

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