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The 2016 Afghanistan earthquake was a magnitude 6.6 earthquake which struck 39 km (24 mi) west-southwest of Ashkasham on April 10, at a depth of 210.4 km (130.7 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of IV (Light).[1] The earthquake killed at least 4 people in Pakistan.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] The tremors shook up Peshawar, Chitral, Swat, Gilgit, Faisalabad and Lahore. The Himalayas region is one of earth's most seismically active regions. The tremors were felt in Delhi, National Capital Region, Kashmir and Uttarakhand. In Delhi, some 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) from the epicentre, the Delhi Metro was temporarily halted.[11][12][13]

2016 Afghanistan earthquake
UTC time2016-04-10 10:28:58
ISC event608545133
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local date10 April 2016
Local time2:58 p.m
Magnitude6.6 MW
Depth210.4 km (130.7 mi)
Areas affectedAfghanistan, Pakistan
Casualties6 killed
28 injured

So far, 2 aftershocks have been felt, with magnitudes of 4.1 and 4.2. There were additionally at least 10 foreshocks felt, with the largest having a magnitude of 4.5 on April 8, 2016.

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  1. ^ "M6.6 - 39km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan". United States Geological Survey. April 10, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "7.1 magnitude earthquake kills at least 4 in Pakistan". The Nation. April 10, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "Afghanistan earthquake shakes major cities". BBC News. 2016-04-10. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  4. ^ "7.1 magnitude quake jolts northern areas, Punjab". 2016-04-10. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Strong earthquake rocks Afghanistan, also felt in Pakistan, India".
  6. ^ Anindita Sanyal (10 April 2016). "6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan, Tremors Felt In India, Pakistan". NDTV.com. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  7. ^ Paul Tait (10 April 2016). "Strong earthquake shakes buildings across South Asia". Reuters. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  8. ^ "One dead as 6.6-magnitude earthquake jolts parts of Punjab, K-P". The Express Tribune. 10 April 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Panic as powerful earthquake jolts Afghanistan, tremors felt as far as New Delhi". RT International. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Earthquake Rattles Pakistan's Capital, Other Cities". AP. 10 April 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016 – via The New York Times.
  11. ^ Afghanistan earthquake shakes major cities
  12. ^ Powerful earthquake jolts Afghanistan
  13. ^ Recent Earthquakes Near Afghanistan

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