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Dozens of people were killed by a 6.1-magnitude earthquake that shook Afghanistan, Pakistan | News

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The quake shook parts of eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan in the early hours of Wednesday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The country’s disaster management agency said a 6.1-magnitude earthquake has killed at least 130 people.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake shook parts of eastern Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan in the early hours of Wednesday.

The media said the death toll is likely to rise.

The quake struck about 44 kilometers (27 miles) from the city of Khost in southeastern Afghanistan and at a depth of 51 kilometers (31 miles), according to the USGS.Paktika Province of Afghanistan

The shaking could be felt within 500 kilometers (310 miles) by about 119 million people in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said in a tweet.

It has been felt in the Afghan capital Kabul as well as the Pakistani capital Islamabad, according to eyewitness accounts posted on the EMSC website and users on Twitter.

A witness posted on EMSC from Kabul. “It was very strong,” another witness posted from Peshawar in northwest Pakistan.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department said the earthquake had shaken Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, according to the Dawn news site, adding that there was no immediate news of deaths or damage.

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