Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 shakes Afghanistan


June 22, 2022


Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 shakes Afghanistan

KABUL: An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 shook parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan during the early hours of Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The quake struck about 44 km from the city of Khost in southeastern Afghanistan and was at a depth of 51 km, according to Reuters.

There were no immediate reports of damage or deaths.

Shaking was felt over a range of some 500 km by about 119 million people in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said in a tweet.

It was felt in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul as well as Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, according to witness accounts posted on the EMSC website and by users on Twitter.

“Strong and long jolts,” one witness posted on EMSC from Kabul. “It was strong,” another witness posted from Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan.

(Inputs from Reuters)