India pakistan Afghanistan map
India pakistan Afghanistan map

26 October 2015: Earthquake in Afghansitan shakes buildings in north India. 

Tremors were felt in northern India after an earthquake hit Afghanistan on Monday. Tremors were felt in Srinagar and as far as New Delhi, reports said.

The tremors shook several buildings in Delhi, according to Reuters. People ran out of their buildings following the tremors. See PHOTOS 

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit Afghanistan as per the US Geological Survey, while the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that an earthquake of magnitude 6.2 had its epicentre in the Hindukush region of Afghanistan. 

Pakistan was also jolted by the quake, with tremors being felt in Islamabad, Peshawar and several other areas. 


  • No reports on casualties, injuries or damages so far. 
  • The Afghanistan earthquake shook Kabul, which was also hit by a deadly terror attack on Monday. A suicidde car bomber killed at least five people at the entrance of the Kabul airport.
  • Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minsiter Omar Abdullah tweeted that he felt a 'hell of a tremor'.
  • The National Centre for Seismology has said that the magnitude of the Afghanistan earthquake was 6.2.
  • There have been no reports of casualties so far. 

Earlier this year, the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal sent tremors as far as Delhi, while leaving a trail of devastation in Bihar, West Bengal and several other states in India. 

India, Nepal at Risk of Another Major Earthquake, Say Studies: Last week, scientists had predicted that a major earthquake is likely to hit India and Nepal, as there has been a build-up of seismic energy under the Himalayan thrust fault. 

Here are some Twitter reactions following the tremors felt in India, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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