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Earthquakes send tremors throughout 'most parts' of Afghanistan

AFP

KABUL -- A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked northern Afghanistan on Wednesday (May 9), the US Geological Survey said, creating tremors felt as far away as Islamabad, Pakistan, and Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

The quake struck at 3.10 pm, local time, near the Afghan-Tajik border in the Hindu Kush mountains at a depth of 111km (69 miles), the USGS said.

It was the second earthquake to shake Afghanistan Wednesday.

The tremors were felt in "most parts" of the earthquake-prone country, said Mohammad Omar Mohammadi, spokesman for the National Disaster Management Ministry.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, where the earthquake was centred.

But in Khost Province, two children were injured when the roof of a house collapsed, Mohammadi said.

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