6.6 magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan, Afghanistan and India

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By Catherine Hardy  with AFP
6.6 magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan, Afghanistan and India

<p>An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale has shaken parts of Pakistan, Afghanistan and India.</p> <p>At least six people have reportedly been killed and 46 wounded in Pakistan.</p> <p>Residents left their homes in Islamabad and Kabul when the tremor struck.</p> <p>Buildings swayed for more than a minute in both capitals.</p> <p>The epicentre was in remote northeastern Afghanistan, at a depth of 201 kilometres, close to the borders with Tajikistan and Pakistan.</p> <p>The Delhi metro system was shut down for a short while.</p> <p>Strong tremors were felt in Indian-administered Kashmir.</p> <p>There have been no reports of casualties or damages in the area.</p>