Earthquake: 6.1 quake reported near Khōst, Afghanistan

Earthquake 61 quake reported near Khost Afghanistan

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon at 1:54 p.m. Pacific time 27 miles from Khōst, Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was further than 100 miles from a city.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.6 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

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