January 27, 2023

At least 130 people have been killed in a magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Afghanistan

The quake affected about 500 km. The quake was also felt in Pakistan. Massive damage is feared in Afghanistan.

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has shaken Afghanistan, killing at least 130 people in the eastern part of the country, according to disaster management officials.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the epicenter reported at around 1.30 pm local time on Wednesday at a depth of 50.8 km, 44 km southwest of Khost city in Afghanistan.

Mohammad Nasim Haqqani, head of the Taliban’s disaster management authority,

said most of those killed were residents of Paktika province, where 100 people had  killed and 250 injured.

At least 130 people  feared dead in Afghanistan, according to Reuters.

The death toll is higher in the private sector. The death toll could rise further,

Reuters quoted an Afghan administration official as saying.

The epicenter  reported below the Paktika plateau, east of Afghanistan. At least 100 people  killed there, said Mohammad Nasim Haqqani,

the Taliban’s disaster management minister. He said at least 250 people seriously injured. Several deaths have also  reported in Nangarhar.

According to Pakistani media, there was a slight tremor in Islamabad. However, the magnitude of the earthquake was good in Lahore, Multan and Quetta.

Ordinary people took to the streets after the tremors  felt. However, no casualties have reported from Pakistan so far. An earthquake shook the region last Friday.

Which had an intensity of five on the Richter scale.

Deaths  also reported from eastern Nangarhar and Khost provinces, he said. Authorities are investigating further reports of casualties.🔱