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Posted at 3:45 PM ET, 01/18/2011

Earthquake in Pakistan, with a magnitude of 7.2, felt from Dubai to Delhi

By Melissa Bell

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An earthquake has hit southwest Pakistan with a magnitude of 7.2. Twitter lit up with the news that people felt the earth move from Dubai to the outskirts of Delhi.

Reuters reports the quake struck 34 miles west of Dalbandin at 1:23 a.m. local time on Wednesday. The Pacific Tsunami Center said the onshore quake had not triggered a tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Dalbandin is in the most sparsely populated area of Pakistan and, so far, no damage has been reported. Quakes of this strength can cause widespread destruction. For scale, the Haiti earthquake in 2010 was 7.0 magnitude and the San Francisco earthquake in 1989 was 7.1 magnitude.

Earthquake hits Delhi around 2 in mid night.... did u feel it?less than a minute ago via web

By Melissa Bell  | January 18, 2011; 3:45 PM ET
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hi
please note todays quake and my prediction of major quake ,7+,on 19th January 22011. A date hit prediction
next dates are 25/26th Jauary 2011 for 7+ quake
http://earthquake-prediction.blogspot.com/
http://earthquakeprediction.webs.com/
watch the dates
Amit

Posted by: aamitjdave | January 19, 2011 6:37 AM | Report abuse

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