Earthquake Hits Northeastern Afghanistan

An earthquake, measuring magnitude 5.6, has struck northeastern Afghanistan, with no immediate reports of serious damage.

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake shook northeastern Afghanistan early on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage.

The USGS said the quake was 242.9 km deep and its epicentre was 62 km south-southeast of the town of Feyzabad. Tremors could be felt in the Afghan capital Kabul as well as Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, witnesses said.

On Dec. 25, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked northern Afghanistan and Pakistan, two months after more than 300 people were killed by a quake in the same mountainous region.



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