Earthquake in Jalalabad rocks several provinces in Afghanistan


An earthquake of 5.3 magnitude on early Monday morning hit several provinces of Afghanistan including Kabul.

A local official in Kunar province said that six people were killed and nine others were wounded from the earthquake in Noorgul district of Kunar.

According to the official, dozens of residences were destroyed in many areas of the province.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter of the earthquake was Jalalabad, capital of eastern Nangarhar province, and it occurred at 2:27 AM (Afghanistan Time).

Early reports said the earthquake shocked Kabul, Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar, Nuristan as well as some areas on the other side of the Durand Line.


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