Monday, November 7, 2011

Earthquake of 5.5 magnitude rattles Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan

An earthquake of 5.5 magnitude has rattled the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

US Geological Survey says that the quake occurred today at 4:29 p.m. local time.
The epicentre, in southern Badakhshan province, is 280 kilometres northeast of the Afghan capital of Kabul where the quake was felt for about 15 seconds.
The earthquake also was detected in neighbouring Afghan provinces and created slight tremors in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad
A moderate earthquake today rocked Kashmir Valley, Punjab and Haryana but there were no reports of any loss of life or damage to property.
People scampered out of their homes in panic in the Valley as the quake, lasting a few seconds, struck at 1729 hours.
Mild tremors were also felt in many parts of Punjab, Haryana and the Union Territory of Chandigarh, officials said adding no loss of life or damage to property was reported.

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