Dust, debris, panic: Moment deadly Afghanistan-Pakistan earthquake strikes (VIDEO)
The powerful jolt leveled thousands of homes, knocked out communication lines, triggered landslides and stampedes. The tremors from the quake were felt in northern India and Tajikistan.
The bulk of the casualties recorded so far were in Pakistan, where 255 people were killed and over 1,600 injured, TASS reported. Afghan officials said at least 115 people were confirmed dead, hundreds wounded, and more than 7,600 homes damaged.