Afghanistan: Earthquake of 5.4-mgnitude strikes 89 km South of Fayzabad


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A medium-intensity earthquake hit Afghanistan on Wednesday. According to National Center for Seismology, the quake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter Scale occurred at around 2:07 am, 89 km South of Fayzabad in northeast Afghanistan.
At present, there are no reports of any casualties or collateral damage due to the earthquake. Panic gripped the area after the quake. According to reports, tremors were also felt in neighbouring countries, including Pakistan and Uzbekistan. more details are still awaited.

The Pakistan MeT department also provided an information regarding the quake through a tweet. Several social media users from also posted about the earthquake.

Earlier this month, at least 10 people were reportedly injured after an earthquake shook a remote area of eastern Afghanistan. That earthquake was of magnitude 5.1.

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Earlier in June this year, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck the eastern part of the country. Around 1,000 people died in the quake. Photos and video clips posted on social media showed scores of mud houses badly damaged due to the calamity in remote rural areas.

Afghanistan is frequently hit by earthquakes — especially in the Hindu Kush mountain range. It lies near the junction of the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates.

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In January thi yer also many peple died in Afghanistan after two quakes struck rural areas in the western province of Badghi. HUndreds of buildings were also danaged in that quake.