The US Geological Survey website states that it was a magnitude 5.7 earthquake on the Richter scale while the Pakistan Meteorological Office reports the quake to be at 6.2 on the Richter scale. The tremors lasted over 10 seconds on average. Southeastern Afghanistan is been considered as the epicenter.
April 16 earthquake destroyed several buildings on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border, rattling buildings as far away as New Delhi and Dubai. Iran reported the death of 46 people during the incident. It was reportedly a magnitude 7.8 earthquake with its epicenter in Iran.