Strong earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, felt in Pakistan


          A moderate earthquake has struck northeast Afghanistan, with shaking felt as far away as the Afghan capital Kabul and parts of Pakistan and Tajikistan, residents and seismologists say. Only few details were immediately available. (more)

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The earthquake, which struck at about 8:32 p.m. Afghanistan time (9:02 p.m. in Pakistan), was centered in Afghanistan's Hindu Kush region, about 69 kilometers southeast of Fayzabad, according to seismologists.

An initial report put the preliminary magnitude of Tuesday's earthquake at about 5.4, but the estimate is still preliminary. It said the earthquake struck relatively deep, about 180 kilometers below the surface, which means shaking was felt across a wide region.

Tremors were felt in various parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan, including the Afghan capital Kabul and cities in Pakistan such as Peshawar, Abbottabad and Kohat. There was no immediate information about possible damage or casualties.

We're working to gather additional information.

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