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Over 250 killed as earthquake hits parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan

The quake, with a magnitude of 6.1, jolted 44 km southwest of Khost, Afghanistan, according to the US Geological Survey and has damaged dozens of houses in the region and also caused land sliding in eastern Paktika province, local sources said.

SNS | New Delhi |

A massive earthquake rocked measuring 6.1 on Richter scale was felt in various parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan on Wednesday morning where over 250 were killed while more than 500 injured, according to multiple sources.

The quake, with a magnitude of 6.1, jolted 44 km southwest of Khost, Afghanistan, according to the US Geological Survey and has damaged dozens of houses in the region and also caused land sliding in eastern Paktika province, local sources said.

People complained of tremors early morning, however, no loss of life and property was reported from anywhere.

According to Pakistani media, mild intensity earthquake struck in Islamabad and tremors were felt in Lahore, Multan, Quetta and several other areas of Pakistan.

As per US Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter was about 44 km from Khost city in Afghanistan and was at a depth of 51 km.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said that the quake was felt by the people in Pakistan and India as well.