1. Earthquake in Afghanistan: Magnitude 5.6 quake rocks country; epicentre at depth of 242.94 km

Earthquake in Afghanistan: Magnitude 5.6 quake rocks country; epicentre at depth of 242.94 km

An earthquake in Afghanistan measuring 5.6 on Richter scale shook most parts of northern and northeastern parts of the country in the early hours.

By: | Published: January 13, 2016 11:46 AM

An earthquake in Afghanistan measuring 5.6 on Richter scale shook most parts of northern and northeastern parts of the country in the early hours Wednesday.

The earthquake was also felt in Afghan capital of Kabul.

The quake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted 28 km south of Jarm, a district of northern Afghan Badakhshan province near the border with Tajikstan took place at 12.35 a.m. on Wednesday, according to US Geological Survey.

The epicentre, with a depth of 242.94 km, was initially determined to be at 36.6093 degrees north latitude and 70.886 degrees east longitude, it said.

There were no immediate reports of possible casualties or damages.

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