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A 5.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Afghanistan.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Hours ago the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported that a 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck Shahr-e Buzurg, 50 km northwest of Faizabad, Afghanistan at a depth of 37km. This comes amid fighting between the Taliban and government forces in Kabul.

As is usual, the exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be changed later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their own reports.

Towns or cities that might have felt a weak shaking include Chubek (pop. 19,600) located 39 km from the epicenter, and Rustāq (pop. 25,600) 44 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Faizabad (pop. 44,400) located 57 km from the epicenter, Kŭlob (pop. 78,800) 58 km away, and Taloqan (pop. 64,300) 95 km away.

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