An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 has occurred in Afghanistan, the US Geological Survey reported. The epicenter of the earthquake (the projection of the center of the hearth on the earth’s surface) was located in the province of Badakhshan.
This is the northeast of the country, the province borders Tajikistan. The seismic event was felt in neighboring countries — India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
The earthquake was felt all over Pakistan, including Islamabad. The Meteorological department of the country reported that the magnitude of the earthquake was 7.7, his statement leads AP. There have been no reports of casualties or destruction, as well as in Afghanistan, so far. The effects of the earthquake were felt in the Indian capital New Delhi.
The consequences of the earthquake were also felt in Tajikistan (in Dushanbe — 5 points), Kazakhstan (in the cities of Shymkent, Taraz, Almaty, Turkestan region, the perceptibility of tremors was 3 points) and Uzbekistan (the strength of tremors in Termez was 6 points, in Tashkent — 5 points), Interfax reports. The earthquake was also felt in Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and China.