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Earthquake of 4.4 Magnitude Jolts Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 jolted the eastern province of Afghanistan, Nangarhar, including Kabul, on Saturday afternoon.

According to Pakistan’s National Seismic Monitoring Center, the tremor occurred at around 1:37 pm local time, and its epicentre was in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

Nangarhar is one of the country’s provinces prone to disaster due to its proximity to the Chamman fault.

The earthquake was felt in Kabul capital city of the country. So far, no casualties have been reported.

Natural disasters frequently hit Afghanistan, including earthquakes, flash flooding, landslide, heavy rains, and avalanches.

Earlier, a strong tremor hit Afghanistan and neighbouring Pakistan and India. The quake’s epicentre was in the Jurm district, which resulted in the deaths of dozens of people and the injuries of over a hundred more across the country. 

In addition, the earthquake had financial damages in which more than 656 houses were destroyed across the country, including Badakhshan, Takhar, Kunar and several others.

Due to inadequate infrastructure and management mechanisms, natural disasters cause significant damage throughout the country.

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