6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan and Pakistan, no damage reported

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan and Pakistan, no damage reported

So far, there have been no immediate reports of damage or fatalities from the earthquake. (Representative)

Islamabad:

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan in the early hours of Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The USGS said the quake struck about 44 km (27 miles) from the city of Khost in southeastern Afghanistan and was at a depth of 51 km.

So far, there have been no immediate reports of damage or fatalities.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said tremors were felt over a distance of some 500 km by around 119 million people in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India.

Pakistani media reported that a low-intensity earthquake hit Islamabad and other parts of the country.

Tremors were also felt in Lahore, Multan, Quetta and several other parts of Pakistan.

The Namal reported that the quake was felt for seconds and sent people rushing to the streets.

No loss of life and property was reported.

Last Friday, a 5.0 magnitude earthquake rocked several Pakistani cities including Islamabad, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Multan.

Shocks were also recorded in Faisalabad, Abbottabad, Swat, Buner, Kohat and Malakand, according to Geo News.

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