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Earthquake of 4.1 Magnitude Strikes Afghanistan’s Badakhshan Province

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Fidel Rahmati
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An earthquake of 4.1 struck the northeastern province of Afghanistan, Badakhshan, on Monday morning.

According to the National Seismology Center of India, the tremor occurred at around 7:23 am local time on Monday with the epicentre of Badakhshan province, 26 Km Ishkasham of Tajikistan.

The earthquake had a magnitude of 4.1 with 150 km depth with the epicentre of Zebak district of Badakhshan province, and the tremor was felt across the area and neighbouring regions.

So far, no causalities have been reported.

The area is one of the active regions in terms of plate tectonic and approximately to the main Chamman fault, frequently causing medium to massive earthquakes in the country.

Last month, the Jurm district of the province was hit with a massive quake, killing more than ten and injuring more than hundreds, destroying more than 656 residential houses across the country and felt in neighbouring countries, including Pakistan, Tajikistan and India.

Afghanistan is prone to natural disasters, including earthquakes, landslides, flash floods, drought, avalanches and heavy rains.

Natural disasters significantly affect the country due to the poor response system and transportation network.

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