Earthquake hits Afghan-Tajik border

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A magnitude 6.6 earthquake has been felt across a number of major cities across south-west Asia.

The earthquake struck in Afghanistan, close to its border with Tajikistan, at 10:28 GMT, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

There are reports the tremor was felt in Kabul, Lahore and in Delhi, forcing residents to leave their homes.

In October 2015, a magnitude-7.5 quake in the same border area killed close to 300 people.

The latest quake, in what is a sparsely-populated mountainous region, struck at a depth of 210km, the USGS reported. It was the same depth as the 2015 quake.

In Delhi, the metro train system was temporarily halted. The BBC’s Sanjoy Majumder said a number of aftershocks were felt in the Indian capital.

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