Strong earthquake jolts central Afghanistan

October 6th, 2008 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS  

Kabul, Oct 6 (DPA) A strong earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted central Afghanistan early Monday morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, the US Geological Survey said.The epicentre was located about 70 km southeast of capital Kabul and was 35 km deep, the centre said in its website.

Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush mountainous region, where seismic activity is high, is often hit by earthquakes.

More than 70,000 were killed in a 7.6-magnitude earthquake in neighbouring Pakistan in October 2005.

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