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Strong earthquake felt in Pakistan and Afghanistan

2023-03-21T18:28:32.872Z


The magnitude would have been 6.6 (ANSA) A major earthquake lasting at least 30 seconds was felt across large parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan . Witnesses reported it.     "People were running out of their houses and reciting the Koran," said an AFP correspondent in Rawalpindi. Similar testimonies also in the city of Lahor e. An initial automatic calculation results in the magnitude 6.6 of the earthquake that occurred in Afghanistan, at


A major earthquake lasting at least 30 seconds was felt across large parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan

.

Witnesses reported it.


    "People were running out of their houses and reciting the Koran," said an AFP correspondent in Rawalpindi.

Similar testimonies also in the city of Lahor

e.

An initial automatic calculation results in the magnitude 6.6 of the earthquake that occurred in Afghanistan, at a depth of 179 kilometers

.

The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (Ingv) notes this on its website.

According to Pakistan's Meteorological Department the epicenter of the earthquake was 180 kilometers deep in the Hindukush region of Afghanistan.

However, the earthquake also shook various parts of Pakistan including the cities of Islamabad, Peshawar, Quetta and Lahore.

At the moment there is no news of victims or material damage.

So much fear among the people surprised by the shock in the evening.


Source: ansa

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