7.2-Magnitude quake hits Tajikistan, Shakes Pakistan, India, Afghanistan

Courtesy: Instagram.com/syedharith2

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the Central Asian nation of Tajikistan on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The temblor, which hit some 130 miles east of the Tajik capital of Dushanbe at 12:50 p.m. (2:50 a.m. ET), shook buildings in cities in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, witnesses said.

A spokesman for Tajikistan’s Emergencies Committee told Reuters that authorities had no information so far on any casualties or damage from the quake.

One Instragram user in Pakistan’s capital of Islamabad posted a picture of a crowd who had evacuated the building after the quake.

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