A major earthquake hit northeastern Afghanistan on Monday, sending shock waves across southern Asia where the number of dead and injured was on the rise.
The quake's epicenter was 213 kilometers (130 miles) deep and 73 km (45 miles) southeast of Feyzabad in a remote area of Afghanistan in the Hindu Kush mountain range. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) initially measured the quake's intensity at 7.7 then revised it down to 7.6, and later to 7.5.
At least 200 people died in Pakistan and roughly 1,000 more were reported injured, NBC News reported, citing officials. In Afghanistan, 73 people were reported dead, with more than 300 injured.