7.2 magnitude earthquake shakes parts of Pakistan, India, Tajikistan

A strong 7.2 earthquake hit Tajikistan on Monday. Strong tremors of earthquake were felt in different parts of Pakistan and India as well.

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.

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

This is the second strongest quake the 7.5 strong earthquake on October 26 – centredin 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.

Pakistan is located in the Indus-Tsangpo Suture Zone, which is roughly 200 km north of the Himalaya Front and is defined by an exposed ophiolite chain along its southern margin. This region has the highest rates of seismicity and largest earthquakes in the Himalaya region, caused mainly by movement on thrust faults.

Active faults and resultant earthquakes in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan are the result of convergence between the S. Asian and Eurasia plates.

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