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Earthquake Hits Many Areas of Pakistan

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It was reported that On Tuesday, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook sections of Pakistan, murdering nine people and injuring over 160 others, according to local reports. Earthquake kills at least nine people and injures several others in Pakistan; powerful tremors detected across North India.

A prediction was shown that the earthquake will hit Pakistan and India when the Earthquake hit Tajikistan badly. According to government authorities, at least 13 people were slain, and more than 90 were injured in Pakistan and Afghanistan after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit late Tuesday.
According to a Pakistani government source, at least nine people were killed, 44 were injured in northwest Pakistan, and hospitals in the northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region were placed in an emergency overnight.

At least four persons were slain, and 50 were injured in Afghanistan, according to a health ministry source.

Authorities reported that houses and structures in both nations had been damaged.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, the tremor was felt by 285 million individuals across Pakistan and near it.

The epicenter was in the Hindu Kush mountains, in the thinly inhabited northeastern Afghan province of Badakhshan, 40 kilometers southeast of Jurm village, at a depth of 187 kilometers, according to the US Geological Survey.

According to top provincial official Abdul Basit in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, in addition to the deceased and wounded, at least 19 homes were destroyed.

According to Shafiullah Rahimi, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s catastrophe mitigation ministry, two persons were killed in the eastern region of Laghman late Tuesday.

Because the Indian plate is pressing north into the Eurasian plate, large areas of South Asia are seismically active.

Last year, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake in eastern Afghanistan killed over 1,000 people.
A 7.6 magnitude earthquake that hit northern Pakistan in 2005 killed at least 73,000 persons.

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