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6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Afghanistan and India

A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck northern Afghanistan, with tremors felt as far away as Islamabad and New Delhi.

The quake hit at 7.07am GMT near Afghanistan’s northern border with Tajikistan in the Hindu Kush mountains at a depth of 119 miles, the US Geological Survey said.

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

The quake hit at 7.07am GMT near Afghanistan’s northern border with Tajikistan in the Hindu Kush mountains (shown in a stock image) at a depth of 119 miles, the US Geological Survey said

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



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