Afghanistan earthquake: 950 killed, 610 injured in Afghanistan earthquake
Kabul : The earthquake hit Afghanistan and Pakistan early on Wednesday. According to the USGS US Geological Survey, it had a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale. At least 950 people have been killed and 610 injured in an earthquake in Afghanistan, according to Reuters. Deaths have also been reported in the eastern states of Khost and Nangarhar.
No casualty or damage has been reported from Pakistan so far.
Dozens of homes were damaged by landslides in the quake-hit park, according to Reuters. Meanwhile, the disaster management said that the death toll could rise. Dozens of homes were damaged and landslides were reported. According to the information received, there has been loss of life and property in the initial singing district Paktik. The quake also affected an Afghan village in Dubai’s Spera district.
The epicenter of the earthquake was reported below the epicenter in Khost, Afghanistan
According to the USGS, the quake occurred at a depth of 51 km, 44 km from Khost in southeastern Afghanistan. The epicenter of the quake was reported to be below the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, although no tsunami warning was issued. According to the information received, disaster management officials have done more damage in the park.
Mild tremors felt in India too
The EMSC (European Mediterranean Seismological Center) said the tremors were also felt in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. According to Pakistani media, the earthquake was mild in Islamabad and other parts of the country. The earthquake affected Lahore, Multan and other parts of Pakistan.
Relief and rescue work continues
The head of the Taliban’s disaster management authority, Mohammad Naseem Haqqani, said relief and rescue operations were continuing in the affected areas. Tolo News quoted local officials as saying that several houses were damaged by the quake and efforts were on to rescue people trapped under the rubble.