A highly effective 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the east of the Central Asian nation of Tajikistan on Monday, US consultants mentioned. The tremor hit at 7:50 GMT some 109 kilometers (67 miles) west of the city of Murghab at a depth of 28 kilometers, the US Geological Survey stated. The epicenter was positioned in a distant space some 345 kilometers east of the capital Dushanbe, it added.
An AFP reporter in Dushanbe stated small tremors have been felt within the metropolis. The quake was additionally felt within the capital of neighbouring Kyrgyzstan to the north, northern components of Afghanistan to the south in addition to close by Pakistan and India, however no harm was instantly reported.
"I felt the home windows transferring and that solely occurs when there's an earthquake. The room was swinging," mentioned Sara Seerat, a lawyer in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, the place staff voluntarily evacuated workplace buildings. Indian tv confirmed residents in Delhi and Srinagar speeding into the streets.