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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Hindu Kush in Afghanistan

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said on Saturday.
The quake was felt at around 09:00 in the morning in Kabul capital.
The quake, was at a depth of 209 km the centre said.
This comes after an earthquake shook western Afghanistan on January 18, killing more than 20 people and destroying hundreds of homes, local authorities said.
The 5.6 magnitude tremor shook the western province of Badghis, bordering Turkmenistan, reducing brick homes to rubble, according to photos shared by local authorities, Reuters reported.
Mullah Janan Saeqe, head of the Emergency Operations Centre of the Ministry of State for Emergency Affairs, confirmed the death toll and said more than 700 houses had been damaged, Reuters reported.
The quake was at a depth of 30 km (18.64 miles), according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.The post Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Hindu Kush in Afghanistan first appeared on Ariana News.

Source: Ariana News

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