The quake, which struck at about 9.30pm Kabul time on Tuesday and lasted more than 30 seconds, was felt from Central Asia to New Delhi in India -- more than 2,000km away.
China's plans to extract oil and associated gas in Afghanistan endanger the environmental safety and political security of Central Asia, analysts warn.
The lack of public restrooms has been a serious challenge in the city for years.
Temperatures reached as low as -33 celsius over the weekend, killing 70 people and 70,000 cattle -- a vital commodity in poorer sectors of Afghan society.
Thanks to a partnership between two international organisations, the 600-year-old 'fifth minaret' of Herat is no longer on the verge of collapse.
An effort funded by Norwegian Afghanistan Committee has improved the living standards of hundreds of Afghans who were forced to drink unsanitary river water.
The US military and USAID are assessing ways to further support Pakistan's flood relief efforts, while the United Nations warned that both Pakistan's and Afghanistan's food supply are at risk.
Foreign countries and international organisations hours after the powerful earthquake vowed to help those affected.
The Taafi project has been helping Iraqi communities most affected by ISIS rebuild their areas and restore their livelihoods, including through agricultural and industrial projects.
At least 22 people were killed and four injured in an earthquake that caused massive damage to houses, according to local officials.