Powerful 6.6 magnitude earthquake jolts Afghanistan


KABUL: A powerful earthquake jolted Afghan capital Kabul this afternoon and some other areas of the country.

The tremors were also felt in parts of Islamabad and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan as well New Delhi the capital of India.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a 6.6 magnitude earthquake with epicenter recorded in Ashkasham district of northeastern Badakhshan province.

According to USGS, the location of the quake has been recorded at 36.492°N 71.156°E, having a depth of 210.4 kilometer.

There are no reports regarding the possible casualties or damages as a result of the earthquake.

Today’s earthquake follows weeks after Afghanistan was not hit by earthquake as the country was hit by back to back quakes last year.

A a powerful earthquake jolted Afghanistan including capital Kabul in the month of October with Richter scale recorded at 7.5 magnitude.

At least 115 people lost their lives and over 500 others were reported to have sustain injuries with damages reported to at least 4,000 houses.


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