Magnitude-6.3 earthquake hits Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan

Magnitude-6.3 earthquake hits Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan

Magnitude-6.3 earthquake hits Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan

Written by Staff Writer

26 Dec, 2015 | 9:18 am

According to officials at least 30 people were injured as a result of an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 that shook northeast Afghanistan where it borders Pakistan and Tajikistan.

The injuries occurred in various localities of Peshawar, Pakistan, about 200 miles from the quake epicenter, according to Peshawar District Officer Muhmand Asim Khan and other officials.

More precisely, the quake struck some 25 miles west-southwest of Ashkasham, Afghanistan, and 175 miles northeast of that country’s capital, Kabul, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The global seismic network GEOFON reported on its website that the tremor was slightly stronger as a magnitude 6.3. The USGS, which initially listed the quake at magnitude 6.2, later classified it a 6.3.

The global seismic network said the quake was centered about 125 miles deep.

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