Monday, January 24, 2011

6.1 magnitude quake hits Tajikistan.. ( cnn)

6.1 magnitude quake hits Tajikistan

The quake's epicenter is 90 kilometers (55 miles) southwest of Karakul, Tajikistan
A meteorological official in Pakistan says parts of that country also felt the quake
(CNN) -- A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Tajikistan Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake's epicenter was 90 kilometers (55 miles) southwest of Karakul, Tajikistan, according to USGS.

Parts of Pakistan also felt the quake, said Arif Mehmood, the head of Pakistan's Meteorological Department.

The tremor hit around around 7:45 a.m. and lasted for about 10 seconds, he said. It was felt in parts of northern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, Kashmir, Islamabad, Lahore and Faisalabad.

Monday morning's quake was not related to an earthquake that hit Pakistan's Baluchistan province on Wednesday, Mehmood said.