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Mild-intensity quake rattles Afghanistan, Pakistan

Mild-intensity quake rattles Afghanistan, Pakistan

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Jan 23, 2016 - 12:16

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A mild intensity earthquake jolted different parts of Afghanistaninfo-icon and Pakistaninfo-icon on Saturday morning, but there were no immediate reports about casualties.

The epicenter was located about eight miles west of the Ishkashim village of northeastern Badakhshan province, bordering Pakistan’s Chitral valley, at the depth of about 56 miles.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) recorded the quake at a magnitude of 5 on the open-ended Richter scale.

Bajaur Agency, other tribal areas, Chitral, Buner and Malakand were jolted by the quake. Residents rushed out of their homes and buildings amid panic.

According to PMD, the epicentre was about 288 kilometres northeast of Kabul in the Hindu Kushinfo-icon range at the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border.

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