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Earthquake: 7.2 magnitude quake hits Tajikistan; buildings in New Delhi, Srinagar shaken

An earthquake measuring 7.2 magnitude on the Richter scale struck Tajikistan on Monday, shaking buildings as far away as New Delhi in India and most cities in neighbouring Pakistan, the U.S. Geological Survey and witnesses said.

The quake’s epicentre was located in the east of Tajikistan, 120 kilometers from the nearest village, the US Geographical Survey said.

A spokesman for Tajikistan’s Emergencies Committee said it had no information so far on any casualties or damage from the quake. The quake did not affect Russian military bases in Tajikistan, RIA news agency reported, citing Russia’s defence ministry.

The epicentre of the quake was 111 km (65 miles) southwest of Karakul, the USGS said, a sparsely populated mountainous area.

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