Earthquake: 6.1 quake reported near Khōst, Afghanistan

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

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

There have been no nearby earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater in the past 10 days.

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

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