Afghanistan Rocked by 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake

Afghanistan Rocked by 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake

A 5.8 earthquake rocked the Hindu Kush Region, of Afghanistan Saturday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake hit 42km SSW of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan on 2012-12-29 at 17:50:53 UTC

M5.8 – 42km SSW of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghan

Afghan officials are saying the strong earthquake rattled their country, however, there are no initial reports of injuries or damage.

Badakshan Deputy Governor Shams Ul Rahman said there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the quake as well.

Earthquakes are common in that area. The quake was felt as far south as Kabul and in Islamabad, the capital of neighboring Pakistan.

There have been several large earthquakes during the last 24hr.

The Guardian Express will provide a followup report on today quake as soon as more information is available

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