Powerful quake hits Afghanistan, neighboring nations

October 26, 2015 10:15 AM

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Powerful quake hits Afghanistan, neighboring nations

A powerful earthquake jolted Pakistan, Afghanistan and parts of India Monday morning.

The United States Geological Service put the magnitude of the earthquake at 7.7 and said its epicenter was in the far northern province of Badakhshan, which borders Tajikistan and China. USGS said it was 132.3 miles deep and 45 miles south of the Badakhshan capital, Fayzabad.

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