5.9 magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan

2015-11-23 08:41

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Kabul - The US Geological Survey is reporting that a magnitude 5.9 earthquake has hit northeastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan and Tajikistan. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

USGS said the quake struck at 02:16 local time on Monday with its epicenter located 21km south-southwest of the town of Ashkasham in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan, 186km northeast of Kabul.

Its depth was measured at 92.4km.

The quake was felt across northern Afghanistan, northern Pakistan and in the Indian capital of New Delhi.

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