Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Earthquake In Iran : Tremors Felt in North India 16 April 2013

Tremors were felt across North India shortly after 4 pm today as an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck Iran, where at least 40 people were reported dead at 5 pm and many more were feared killed, according to local media.

The epicentre was reportedly along the Iran-Pakistan border. 

"The aftershocks felt were 6.3 (magnitude) and at 4.24pm. No damage as such occurred," said RS Dattatreya of the Meteorological Department in Delhi.

The quake also shook large parts of Pakistan including Islamabad, where buildings swayed, and the largest city Karachi, where tremors also prompted many to flee buildings in terror.

The earthquake was not felt in the Iranian capital Tehran, however.

It comes a week after a strong earthquake struck near Iran's Gulf port city of Bushehr, killing at least 30 people and injuring 800 but leaving Iran's only nuclear power plant intact.


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