After a 6.6-magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan and Afghanistan, 11 people died and several were injured

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan and Afghanistan

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake that shook Pakistan and Afghanistan on Tuesday left at least 11 persons dead and more than 100 injured, according to the Associated Press.

According to accounts, the epicenter was in Afghanistan, and other nations that were impacted by it included Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, and Kyrgyzstan.

The earthquake's strong tremors were detected last night throughout much of northern India, including Delhi-NCR.

According to the National Centre for Seismology, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 occurred today at 10:17 IST 133 km SSE of Fayzabad, Afghanistan. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake's epicenter was located 40 kilometers (25 miles) south-southeast of Jurm is a town in the Tajikistan and Pakistan near Hindukush mountain range of Afghanistan.

According to the disaster relief office of Afghanistan, at least two fatalities occurred in the province of Laghman. At least nine people, including a 13-year-old girl who died when a wall at her house fell, died and at least 100 others were wounded in the neighboring country of Pakistan.

According to Taimoor Khan, a spokesman for the northwest province's emergency management organization, at least 19 mudbrick homes have collapsed in isolated areas. "We are still collecting data about the damages," he said, according to AP.

According to Bilal Faizi, a spokesman for Pakistan's emergency services, more than 100 individuals were brought to hospitals in the Swat valley area of the country's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in a state of shock.

He said, "These terrified people collapsed, some of them from the shock of the earthquake."

Nine people were killed, according to Faizi and other authorities, when roofs collapsed throughout north-western Pakistan late on Tuesday.

Shahbaz Sharif, the prime minister of Pakistan, stated that he requested disaster management officials to be on high alert to tackle any situation.

The primary Taliban government spokesperson in Afghanistan, Zabihullah Mujahid, tweeted that the ministry of public health had instructed all hospitals to be prepared.

Violent seismic disturbances frequently occur in the area. In Pakistan and Kashmir, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in 2005 resulted in hundreds of fatalities.

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake that struck a rough, mountainous area in southeast Afghanistan last year flattened stone and mud-brick homes. The U.N. has provided a lower estimate of 770 deaths, while the Taliban government in Afghanistan has placed the final death toll from the earthquake at 1,150, with hundreds more injured.

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