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ALBAWABA - A string earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale shook Afghanistan late Tuesday. There were no immediate reports on casualties, or material damage.
The quake hit at a depth of 184 kilometers the Afghan Hindu Kush region, according to GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences.
UPDATE: Afghanistan-epicentred earthquake, which was also felt in Pakistan and India, was of magnitude 6.5 according to USGS and EMSC, but Pakistan's meteorological office says the magnitude was 6.8 pic.twitter.com/FsNvom00ue— TRT World (@trtworld) March 21, 2023
The United States Geological Survey (USGS), however, said the tremor measured 6.5 on the Richter scale and that it struck Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan.
According to USGS, the earthquake struck at a depth of more than 295 kilometers.
The epicentre of the earthquake was Afghanistan's Hindu Kush region, while its depth was 180 kilometres, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). #GeoNews— Geo English (@geonews_english) March 21, 2023
News reports said that residents in the Indian capital New Delhi and in the Afghan capital Kabul as well as different parts of Pakistan felt the tremor.
So far, no human loss, or material damage was reported.