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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 24 June 2018

Afghanistan earthquake: Tremors felt as far away as Islamabad and New Delhi

The quake was measured at a magnitude of 6.1

Indian people gather outside a multistorey building after earthquake tremors were felt in New Delhi, India, 31 January 2018. Rajat Gupta / EPA
Indian people gather outside a multistorey building after earthquake tremors were felt in New Delhi, India, 31 January 2018. Rajat Gupta / EPA

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, and tremors were felt Islamabad and New Delhi, 900 and 1,200 kilometres away respectively.

The quake hit at 0707 GMT near Afghanistan's northern border with Tajikistan in the Hindu Kush mountains at a depth of 191 kilometres, the USGS said.

At least one infant was killed and nine of her family members reported injured in south-west Pakistan's Balochistan province, following the collapse of a roof on their home, a local official said.

The epicentre was near Afghanistan's Jarm, which was hit by a 7.5 magnitude quake in October 2015 that triggered landslides and flattened buildings, killing more than 380 people across the region.

People stand outside their shops after a severe earthquake is felt in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake rattled Pakistan and Afghanistan, including the capital cities of both countries, on Wednesday, killing a young girl and injuring five others and damaging mud-brick homes in southwestern Pakistan, officials said.  (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
People stand outside their shops after a severe earthquake is felt in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Anjum Naveed / AP Photo

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