A relatively strong preliminary 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan, but was also felt in various cities across southern Asia, including India, Pakistan and Uzbekistan.
The shaking was felt in a wide area due to the depth of almost 200 km below the surface.
The earthquake struck at about 2:07 a.m. ET and was centered 276 km NE of Kabul, and just 33 km S of Jarm, Afghanistan.
EMSC reports that the earthquake was potentially felt by 270 million people (2:49 a.m. ET)