December 14, 2005

Earthquake felt in New Delhi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A 5.2 magnitude earthquake shook
northern India on Wednesday, a day after residents of New Delhi
and other areas in the north were shaken by a 6.7 quake
centered in the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan.

The Meteorological Department said the epicenter was in the
Chamoli district of the mountain state of Uttaranchal. There
were no initial reports of damage or casualties, an official

Scores of houses were damaged in Afghanistan by Tuesday's
early morning earthquake, the biggest since the devastating
October 8 South Asia quake that killed almost 75,000 in the

More than 20,000 people died when a powerful quake hit
India's western state of Gujarat in 2001.