Over 150 killed as 6.1 magnitude quake shakes Afghanistan, Pakistan
Aljazeera says AN EARTHQUAKE of magnitude 6.1 has killed at least 150 people in Afghanistan, the country’s disaster management authority says.
The quake shook parts of eastern Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan during the early hours of Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
The death toll is likely to rise, media reports said.
The quake struck about 44 km (27 miles) from the city of Khost in southeastern Afghanistan and was at a depth of 51km (31 miles), according to the USGS.
Al Jazeera’s Ali Latifi, reporting from Kabul, said authorities are reporting at least 100 houses have been destroyed.
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