A powerful earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale shook north India a little after 2.30 pm on Monday. Massive tremors lasting almost a minute were reported in Delhi, Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab.
Strong tremors were also reported in Pakistan, where 13 people have died and over 150 are injured, say reports.
The 7.5 quake’s epicentre was in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. The earthquake occurred over 150 km deep in the earth.
Heard about strong earthquake in Afghanistan-Pakistan region whose tremors have been felt in parts of India. I pray for everyone’s safety.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 26, 2015
What is it with date 26 and earth quakes? Jan 26 Dec 26 Oct 26 #earthquake (from twitter tweets)
— TEAM MS DHONI (@imDhoni_fc) October 26, 2015
The #earthquake is a sobering reminder as to who calls the shots in this universe! Man, with all his arrogance, is humbled by God indeed.
— Zaid Hamid (@ZaidZamanHamid) October 26, 2015
— #GauravPradhan (@DrGPradhan) October 26, 2015
Before it was 8th October, now it’s 26th October exactly after 10 years. October seems to be a dangerous month of #earthquake ‘s
— Haroon Hayat (@Rjharoon) October 26, 2015