The earthquake was earlier reported to be 7.7 on the Ritcher scale by the US Geological Survey but has now been downgraded to 7.5 .The epicenter of the 7.5 earthquake was said to be in the Hindukush region in Afghanistan according to the India Meteorological Department.

No casualties have been reported so far in India. The Delhi metro had been halted. Narendra Modi and Omar Abdullah have taken to twitter.

However Pakistan has not fared so well. At least 12 people have been killed and more than a hundred and ninety have been injured. Several schoolchildren were injured after a wall of Ambala Muslim School in Sargodha caved in as a result of the earthquake. The pakistani army has involved itself in helping the rescue workers in these regions. I’ll keep updating this post as I get more information.