Earthquake in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India

March 21, 2011 by staff 

Earthquake In Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, The capital city and some adjacent areas felt tremors this afternoon due to a moderate earthquake in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan.

The earthquake had a magnitude of 5.7 on the Richter scale, occurred at IST, the department met here said.

Epicenter was 36.5 degrees north latitude and 70.9 degrees east longitude.

“Mild tremors felt here by the earthquake in the Hindu Kush region,” said an official met.

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