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Moderate Earthquake Shakes South Asia


File photo of the aftermath of an earthquake in Afghanistan (2013).

A moderate earthquake centered in Afghanistan has sent shock waves across South Asia.

The epicenter of the magnitude-5.9 quake was near the city of Feyzabad in northeastern Afghanistan.

Shaking was felt in Kabul, some 290 kilometers away.

It was also felt in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province; in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad; and in the capital of India, Delhi.

Tremors were reported in the India-controlled portions of the disputed Kashmir region.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. However, a magnitude-5.6 earthquake in eastern Afghanistan in 2013 killed 13 people and destroyed dozens of buildings.

Based on reporting by AFP, dpa, and Reuters

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