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6.8 earthquake jolts Afghanistan

Published March 21st, 2023 - 05:31 GMT
6.8 earthquake jolts Afghanistan
USGS said that the earthquake measures 6.5 on Richter scale

ALBAWABA - A string earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale shook Afghanistan late Tuesday. There were no immediate reports on casualties, or material damage.

The quake hit at a depth of 184 kilometers the Afghan Hindu Kush region, according to GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS), however, said the tremor measured 6.5 on the Richter scale and that it struck Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan.

According to USGS, the earthquake struck at a depth of more than 295 kilometers.

News reports said that residents in the Indian capital New Delhi and in the Afghan capital Kabul as well as different parts of Pakistan felt the tremor.

So far, no human loss, or material damage was reported.

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