The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued.
A spokesman for the Afghan Taliban and Deputy Information Minister Zabihullah Mujahid told ARY News that a magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook parts of Afghanistan, including Kabul, overnight, with Paktia being the hardest hit. Two hundred and fifty-five people were killed, more than one and a half were injured and hundreds of homes were badly affected.
Zabihullah Mujahid said that the tremors were also felt in Nangarhar, Laghman, Ghazni, Maidan Wardak, Logar and Khost.
Earlier, the epicenter was reported at 5.9 magnitude, with a depth of 40 km, according to the epicenter. The epicenter was reported in central Afghanistan.
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According to the citizens, the tremors were felt for 30 to 40 seconds. No casualties or damage have been reported so far.
It is to be noted that this is the second earthquake of its kind in Pakistan in a few days.