Six killed in moderate quake in Afghanistan

April 24, 2013 at 3:13 PM

KABUL, Afghanistan, April 24 (UPI) -- At least six people died and 64 others were injured Wednesday when a moderate 5.7-magnitude earthquake shook Afghanistan, officials said.

Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, a spokesman for the government of Nangahar province, said the quake damaged a large number of structures in the region, Voice of America reported.

Tremors were felt as far away as New Delhi, causing a mild panic when some buildings began to sway.

The temblor struck at 4:25 a.m. EST at a depth of 38.6 miles about 59 miles east of Kabul and 15 miles west northwest of Jalalabad, Pakistan, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

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