Earthquake jolts Afghanistan, tremors felt in Pakistan

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An earthquake has jolted Afghanistan, with tremors felt in neighbouring Pakistan.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the earthquake late on Wednesday morning was magnitude 6.1, with a depth of 191.2km, and shook Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush region.

Tremors were felt across Afghanistan and in neighbouring countries.

The epicentre was located 265km northeast of the Afghan capital, Kabul and 120km west of Pakistan’s Chitral in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, USGS said.

The area has seen frequent earthquakes over the last few years.

Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority said there were no immediate reports of damage.

“Minor jolt felt across the country, no serious losses expected,” it said in a statement.

Some social media users in the Indian capital, Delhi, also reported feeling tremors.

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