May 09, 2018
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Strong 6.2 magnitude quake shakes Kabul city

By Khaama Press - Wed May 09 2018, 3:44 pm

A relatively powerful earthquake jolted Kabul and other provinces of Afghanistan earlier this afternoon.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has said recorded the epicenter of the quake in Ishkashim district of Tajiistan close to the the northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan.

According to USGS, the quake location has been recorded at 36.990°N 71.369°E having a depth of 111.9 kilometers.

Reports emerging from the neighboring Pakistan also suggest that the tremors of the quake were felt in various parts of the country.

This comes as the United States Geological Survey (USGS) had earlier reported that two back to back earthquakes shook Afghanistan while a relatively strong quake has shaken parts of the tribal regions of Pakistan.

According to USGS, the epicenters of the two earthquakes in Afghanistan have been recorded in eastern Yousuf Khel district and northeastern Nahrin district.

The source further adds that the quake location in Nahrin has been recorded at 35.935°N 69.867°E with a Richter scale of 4.1 having a depth of 140.8 kilometers.

USGS also adds that the location of the quake in Yousuf Khel has been recorded at 32.994°N 68.622°E having a Richter scale of M 4.8 and a depth of 45.1 kilometers.

In the meantime, the USGS says another earthquake was recorded in Bannu area in the tribal regions of Pakistan.

USGS says the earthquake in Bannu was relatively strong having as it was recorded at Richter scale of 5.1 having a depth of only 4.9 kilometers.

There are no reports available regarding the possible casualties and damages as a result of the back to back quakes both in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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