Afghanistan earthquake shakes major cities

A Kashmiri man captures pictures with his mobile phone of a house damaged by an earthquake in Srinagar, Indian Kashmir, 10 April 2016

A Kashmiri man captures pictures with his mobile phone of a house damaged by an earthquake in Srinagar, Indian Kashmir, 10 April 2016

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake has been felt across a number of major cities across south-west Asia

(SOURCE)   The earthquake struck in Afghanistan, close to its border with Tajikistan, at 10:28 GMT, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

There are reports the tremor was felt in Kabul, Islamabad, Lahore and Delhi, forcing residents to leave their homes.

In October 2015, a magnitude-7.5 quake in the same border area killed close to 300 people.

Location of Afghanistan earthquake - 10 April 2016

The latest quake, in the sparsely-populated Hindu Kush mountains, struck at a depth of 210km, the USGS reported. It was the same depth as the 2015 quake.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

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