Major cities of South West Asia rattled by earthquake of magnitude 6.6

Published on : Monday, April 11, 2016

earthquakeMajor cities of South West Asia were shaken by a massive earthquake of magnitude 6.6. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS) the earthquake struck in Afghanistan.


The major cities of South West Asia affected by the quake were Kabul, Islamabad, Lahore and Delhi. Residents were forced to come out of their home as the tremors lasted for a minute and half.



The quake in the Hindu-Kush Mountains struck at a depth of 210Km. It was the same as the 2015 quake felt the USGS.



One person died in Pakistan’s Swat region and another 30 were injured. No significant damages were cause to buildings. Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority spokesman said that there are high chances of landslide in the area.



A number of shockwaves were felt in India and the metro train system in Delhi was temporarily stopped.



The epicentre is a seismically hazardous zone of the earth where the Hindu Kush Mountains sit on the corner of the Indian plate rather than being at the front line of the continental collision, where the Himalayas are thrust upwards as India disappears beneath Eurasia at a rate of 40-50mm per year.


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