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Moderate quake jolts Kabul

Moderate quake jolts Kabul

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Apr 24, 2013 - 15:05

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A moderate earthquake jolted a number of Afghan cities, including the capital Kabul, on Wednesday afternoon. The tremor was also felt as far away as northern Pakistaninfo-icon and the Indian capital of New Delhi.

The US Geological Survey said the 6.2 magnitude quake was 40 miles deep with an epicenter 16 miles northwest of Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province.

According to the Pakistan meteorological office, the quake was centered in southeastern Afghanistaninfo-icon at a depth of 70 kilometres.

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake killed nearly 200 people in southwest China last week -- days after 35 people were left dead by a strong tremor in Pakistan near the border with Iran.

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