Afghanistan Rocked By 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake, 37 Injured, Tremors Felt In India And Pakistan

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Afghanistan was rocked by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake late Friday night. The quake was 203.5 KMs deep in the ground and its epicentre was 280 KMs north-east from Kabul. According to latest reports, at least 37 people have been reported injured, no news of any deaths so far. Peshawar took the brunt of the damage as all 37 injured were reported from the city.

Afghanistan Earthquake Epicentre Courtesy indianexpress
Courtesy indianexpress

Tremors of the quake were felt in northern Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir in India. Slight tremors were reported from Delhi as well. Northern and north-eastern Afghanistan are often subject to earthquakes due to their proximity to the Hindu Kush Mountain range, an area that rests upon the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates. A state of emergency has been declared in the affected areas of Afghanistan.

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Soumyajit is an SAP technical consultant with a flair for writing. An avid blog reader, he started off with a free WordPress blog and slowly moved to his own personal news and blog site. Apart from writing he loves reading books, playing table tennis and long bike trips. He is currently trying to learn playing guitar and failing miserably.

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