A 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook Tajikistan in Central Asia Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. Tremors of the quake were felt in neighboring Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India.
The epicenter of the quake was 65 miles southwest of Karakul, a mountainous area with low population in eastern Tajikistan, according to the USGS. No immediate reports of damage or casualties were reported.
According to witnesses, the quake shook buildings in cities in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, NBC News reported. However, a resident of Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe told Reuters that the intensity of the earthquake was moderate.
In October, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocked Afghanistan and Pakistan killing about 345 people and injuring over 1,800 people. In April and May, Nepal was hit by a massive quake that killed over 9,000 people and left more than 23,000 injured.
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