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Afghan Hindu Kush Mountains Rocked by 7.7M Earthquake, Delhi Too Jolted

The Hindu Kush mountain region in Afghanistan was rocked on Monday afternoon with 7.7 Magnitude sending tremors across Pakistan and India, including Delhi where several buildings were rattled or developed cracks. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the magnitude of the quake at 7.7 is similar to that of Nepal earthquake that damaged the Himalayan region in April this year. ...

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How earthquakes happen?

Most earthquakes originate from compressional or tensional stresses built up at the margins of the huge moving plates that make up the earth’s surface. The immediate cause of most shallow earthquakes like in Nepal now, occuring within 70 km of the surface, is the sudden release of stress along a fault, or fracture in the earth’s crust, resulting in movement ...

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