Earthquakes

Tremors in Delhi as Quakes Shakes Pakistan,Afganistan

imageApril 2016 – Ashkasham, AFGHANISTAN – One person was feared dead after an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck South Asia on Sunday, shaking buildings and sparking panic in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, witnesses and the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The USGS said the quake was centered about 40km (25 miles) west of Ashkasham in remote northeastern Afghanistan, close to the border with Tajikistan and just across a narrow finger of land from Pakistan’s northwestern Chitral province. It was measured at a depth of 210km (130 miles). Residents left their homes in Delhi, Kabul and Islamabad when the quake struck, with buildings shaking. Similar reports were received from across northern and central Pakistan and the northern Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, among others. Read Article

Afghanistan earthquake shakes major cities