Afghanistan earthquake: Monster magnitude 6 quake rocks Kabul – fears of widespread damage

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Preliminary information shows the quake struck southeast Gardez, just over 100 kilometres from the capital Kabul, at 1:56 am PST (Pakistan Standard Time) on Wednesday. The tremor is thought to have hit several cities in Pakistan, including Islamabad, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Kohat, too.

The earthquake follows a magnitude 5.1 tremor in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan Province on June 17.

In January, two quakes — only hours apart — of magnitudes 4.9 and 5.3 rocked a rural area not easily accessible by road in the country’s western Badghis province.

It killed at least 26 people, wrecked homes and left families waiting for aid for days, with some spending several nights exposed to sub-zero temperatures. 


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