7.7-magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan, felt in Afghanistan and India

by Daily Sabah

A strong earthquake shook northern Pakistan and was felt in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, and India’s capital New Delhi on Tuesday.

Residents in Islamabad fled their homes as walls started swaying and the 30-second lasting quake was felt across the country. Pakistan’s meteorological office said the earthquake was a magnitude 7.7.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was a magnitude 6.5.

The quake epicenter was 40 kilometers (25 miles) south-southeast of the Afghan town of Jurm, near the borders with Pakistan and Tajikistan.

It struck at a depth of more than 185 miles, USGS said.

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