Major earthquake rocks North India

A major earthquake that originated on the Iran-Pakistan border jolted North India on Tuesday afternoon, sending people running out of their homes for safety.

Iran's Press TV reported at least 40 deaths due to the quake, while unnamed officials said the country was expecting hundreds of dead.

A government officials told a news agency that "it was the biggest earthquake in 40 years and we are expecting hundreds of dead".

As per the US Geological Survey, the quake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale had its epicentre on the Iran-Pakistan border at a depth of 15.2 kilometres. It was located 86 kilometres east-southeast of the Iranian city of Khash.
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