Deadly Earthquake Shakes Afghanistan, Pakistan, India


At least four people have been killed in northwestern Pakistan after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, officials said on Monday.

The strong earthquake lasted almost a minute was felt in New Delhi, with buildings shaking in the center of the Indian capital.

Tremors were also felt as far away as Islamabad in Pakistan and the Afghan capital Kabul, but not in neighboring Nepal which was hit by a major quake in April.

Hundreds of people raced from buildings onto the streets in Delhi while the quake was also felt in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, according to an AFP reporter.


In Afghanistan, the earthquake first registered a magnitude 7.7, the U.S. Geological Survey said according to Reuters, but has since been downgraded to 7.5.

The quake was 196 km deep and centred 82 km southeast of Feyzabad in a remote area of Afghanistan in the Hindu Kush mountain range. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.



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