A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Afghanistan

(CNN Spanish) — In keeping with the US Geological Survey (USGS), a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan on Tuesday about 40 kilometers south-southeast of the northeastern metropolis of Jurm.

In keeping with the USGS report, the quake was at a depth of 187.6 km. It was felt within the cities of Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan.

The earthquake was additionally felt in components of India.

Eyewitnesses advised CNN in New Delhi that tremors have been felt within the metropolis.

A CNN anchor in Srinagar, the biggest metropolis in Indian-administered Kashmir, stated the tremors felt within the metropolis have been sturdy and that he may see his home shaking as neighbors evacuated their properties.

Residents of the Pakistani metropolis of Islamabad reported seeing cracks within the partitions of their homes.
At the least seven individuals, together with two youngsters, have been injured within the cities of Khyber, Swabi, Mardan and Shangla, stated Bilal Faizi, spokesman for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial rescue operations.

Landslides brought on by the quake, which hit Afghanistan and Pakistan, blocked roads within the northern Pakistani metropolis of Abbottabad, Faizi stated.

Sahar Akbarzai, Manveena Suri, Sophia Saifi and Hira Humayun contributed to this report.

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