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Deep 6.6-magnitude quake rocks NE Afghanistan: USGS

Kabul, PTI | Updated : 10 April 2016, 09:19 PM

A 6.6-magnitude quake struck northeast Afghanistan today, the US Geological Survey said, with tremors also felt in Pakistan. The quake at a depth of 210 kilometres (130 miles) occurred at 2:58 pm (1028 GMT), 282 km northeast of the capital Kabul.

The quake was felt for a few seconds in Kabul and in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, where some residents evacuated apartment blocks after tremors shook ceiling fans and furniture.

Last October a 7.5-magnitude quake ripped across Pakistan and Afghanistan, killing almost 400 people and flattening buildings in rugged terrain that impeded relief efforts.

First Published: Sunday, April 10, 2016 09:08 PM

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