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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Hindu Kush in Afghanistan


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Gulf Today Report

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan at a depth of 181 km occurred at 9.45 am Saturday in the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region. It sent tremors across parts of India, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said on Friday.


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The quake, revised down from a preliminary magnitude of 6.8, was at a depth of 209 km (130 miles), the centre said.

Meanwhile the National Centre for Seismology report says, the quake was reported 259km northeast of Kabul in Afghanistan, 317 km southeast of Dushanbe in Tajikistan, 346 km north-northwest of Islamabad in Pakistan, and 395 km northwest of Gulmarg and 422 km northwest of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir.


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