(NN) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale has hit northern Afghanistan, with shaking felt as far away as Kabul, Islamabad, Lahore, Uzbekistan, Dushanbe, and New Delhi. An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale has hit northern Afghanistan, with shaking felt as far away as Kabul, Islamabad, Lahore, Uzbekistan, Dushanbe, and New Delhi, reported bnonews.com. It is to be noted that the earthquake, which struck at 6:15 am (IST) on Thursday, was centered in the Hindu Kush


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mountain range, about 236 kilometers northeast of Kabul, or 417 kilometers northwest of Islamabad. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.8. It struck about 222 kilometers below the surface, which caused shaking to be felt across a very large region. Neither serious damage nor casualties were reported. However, people in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, and India reported witnessing the earthquake. Many said the earthquake was strong enough to wake them up. READ MORE

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