Afghan quake rattles cities in Pakistan and India



Afghan quake rattles cities in Pakistan and India

State-run Pakistani television says at least one person died when the roof of a home collapsed in the eastern city of Kasur because of a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan that could be felt across the region.



It says other homes collapsed in northern Pakistan, without providing further details.


Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has asked authorities to use all resources to help any victims of the earthquake.


The 7.7-magnitude earthquake, with an epicenter in a remote part of northern Afghanistan, was felt in cities across Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.


In Kabul, the earthquake caused widespread power outages and telephone cuts. There were no immediate reports of major damage.


Strong tremors were felt in Kabul, New Delhi and Islamabad.
In the Pakistani capital, walls swayed back and forth and people poured out of office buildings in a panic, reciting verses from the Quran.


Vineet Gahlot, the director of seismology at the Indian Meteorological Department, said the earthquake had a magnitude of 7.7 and an epicenter deep in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. Pakistan state TV reported the same magnitude.—AP
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