• publish: 26 December 2015
  • time: 12:39 am
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 2782

M 6.2 earthquake hit Afghanistan with epicenter in Badakhshan

A relatively powerful earthquake hit Afghanistan including capital Kabul around 11:44 pm local time with Richter scale recorded at 6.2 magnitude.

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS) the epicenter of the quake was 40km WSW of Askasham district of northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan.

The location of the quake has been recorded at 36.515°N 71.135°E having a depth of 203.5km.

There are no reports if the earthquake caused any damages or casualties as the tremors were also felt in neighboring Pakistan.

This comes as 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.

The tremors were also felt in other major cities including Jalalabad, Taloqan, Faizabad and Asadabad.

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