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Reports of injuries, damage in powerful Afghanistan quake

A magnitude-7.5 earthquake struck southern Asia on Monday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter was 45 kilometers (28 miles) south-southwest of Jarm, Afghanistan, near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.  The agency initially reported it as magnitude 7.7.

CNN teams in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan all felt strong tremors.  A USGS map showed that shaking traveled into Tajikistan as well.  The quake's epicenter was at a depth of 213.5 kilometers (132.7 miles).

In a tweet, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of Afghanistan, said "Reports coming of damage and injuries in north eastern Afghanistan. Disasters authorities to meet within the hour and respond to the needs."

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