5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan

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A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan Saturday night, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake was felt in the capital Kabul and parts of Pakistan.

The earthquake struck in the late evening at a depth of 115km, some 140km north of Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad and 130km from the neighbouring Pakistan, the AFP reported.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage but shaking was felt in Afghanistan.

The north of Afghanistan is frequently hit by earthquakes, especially in the Hindu Kush mountain range.

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