Earthquake in Afghanistan felt across South Asia

Earthquake in Afghanistan felt across South Asia

A moderate earthquake in Afghanistan was felt across South Asia on Monday, shaking the ground in Kabul, Islamabad and New Delhi, witnesses said.

The epicentre of the magnitude 6 quake was 88 kilometres (54.68 miles) from Feyzabad in Afghanistan, at a depth of 209 kilometres (129.87 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Tremors were felt in northern India after an earthquake hit Afghanistan on Monday. Tremors were felt in Srinagar and as far as New Delhi, reports said.

The tremors shook several buildings in Delhi, according to Reuters. People ran out of their buildings following the tremors.

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit the Afghanistan-Kazakhstan border, as per the US Geological Survey, while Indian news agencies such as ANI have reported that an earthquake of magnitude 6.2 had its epicentre in the Hindukush region of Afghanistan. However, The Express Tribune reported that a 6.6 magnitude hit Pakistan, with tremors being felt in Islamabad and Peshawar.

Earlier this year, the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal sent tremors as far as Delhi, while leaving a trail of devastation in Bihar, West Bengal and several other states in India.
[REUTERS]

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