Strong earthquake hit Afghanistan and Pakistan


Many buildings collapsed, including schools, and many  people were injured, including students. At least one building collapsed in a bazaar in the city of Peshawar. Power was cut across much of the Afghan capital, Kabul, where the quake was felt for about 45 seconds.  Officials in both countries declared emergencies, and military units were ordered to join the response. Reverberations were felt across several provinces in Afghanistan, particularly in northern areas. Landslides were reported in the mountainous Pakistani regions of Gilgit and Chitral, Telephone services were disrupted across a wide section of northern Afghanistan. Such devastating earthquakes occur when the Indian tectonic plate collides with the Eurasian plate.



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