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A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, creating tremors felt in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and as far away as Islamabad and Lahore.

The quake struck at 1041 GMT near Afghanistan’s border with Tajikistan in the Hindu Kush mountains at a depth of 111 kilometers, the USGS said.

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It was the second earthquake to shake the country on Wednesday. AFP correspondents in Kabul felt the ground move for at least a minute in the second quake.

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