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Massive Earthquake in North India and Pakistan

10/26/2015 4:32:14 PM

Mumbai:  A powerful earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale shook north India a little on Monday afternoon. Massive tremors lasting almost a minute were felt in Delhi, Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab.

Strong tremors were also reported in Pakistan, where 10 people are injured in the Punjab province, early reports said. 

The US Geological Survey or USGS said the 7.5 quake's epicentre was in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. The earthquake occurred over 150 km deep in the earth. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is campaigning in Bihar tweeted,"Heard about strong earthquake in Afghanistan-Pakistan region whose tremors have been felt in parts of India. I pray for everyone's safety”.


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