7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Afghanistan
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan at around 2.10 pm local time.
Tremors were felt as far as Pakistan, India and Kyrgyzstan.
According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake, originating 196 km beneath the ground, had its epicentre around 82km south-east of Fazyabad, Afghanistan.
The full extent of the damage is yet to be assessed, but atleast 69 people have been killed.