24 Apr 2013

Afghan quake felt in Indian capital

10:33 pm on 24 April 2013

A moderate earthquake hit Afghanistan on Wednesday and was felt as far away as the Indian capital of New Delhi, the latest in a string of tremors to shake Asia in the past week.

The 5.7-magnitude quake was 70km deep with an epicentre 25km north-west of Jalalabad, the US Geological Survey said.

Buildings swayed in the Indian capital of New Delhi and people ran into the street in the northern region of Kashmir.

The tremor was also felt in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Last week, a 6.6-magnitude quake killed nearly 200 people in southwest China, a few days after another powerful tremor killed 35 people in Pakistan near the border with Iran, Reuters reports.