5.5-magnitude earthquake strikes northern Afghanistan, tremors felt in Kabul

Sunday, February 21, 2016
By Paul Martin

21 Feb, 2016

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake has struck northern Afghanistan, USGS reported. The tremors were felt in the country’s capital, Kabul, local media said.

The quake happened 43km south of the village of Jarm, 64km and 75km from the city of Fayzabad, the provincial capital and largest city in Badakhshan Province in northern Afghanistan. The city has a population of about 50,000.

The quake was at a depth of 176.7km, USGS added.

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