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A Huge 7.5 Earthquake Rocks Afghanistan

A whopping 7.5 mm earthquake shakes and rocks Afghanistan occurred near Feyzabad, but locals say thousands felt it across the entire region according to USGS.

The earthquake was centred in the mountainous Hindu Kush region, 76km (45 miles) south of Faizabad, the US Geological Survey reported.

Afghanistan is reporting over 200 dead and hundreds if not thousands injured. Reports are says wide spread and massive damage to cities and infrastructure.

Tremors could be felt as far aways as India, in Afghanistan at least 200 people reported dead, and hundreds injured.  An aftershock measured at 4.8 magnitude struck shortly afterwards.

Pakistani officials say the death toll in their country from the Afghan earthquake has risen to 145, bringing the overall total to at least 180.

Inayatullah Khan, Pakistan’s provincial minister, told the Associated Press the death toll from the earthquake in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province alone has has jumped to 121.

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YouTube Personality 'ShantiUniverse', Chief Editor & Columnist of From San Antonio Texas has lived in New York, England, and Las Vegas.