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A 4.6-magnitude earthquake strikes Panjshi, Afghanistan.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Minutes ago the India’s National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported a 4.6-magnitude earthquake in Pārūn, Nuristan, 75 km northwest of Assad-Abad, Asadābād, Kunar, Afghanistan. Panjshir valley is known by many as the last resistance fighting against the Taliban. The valley has been captured by the Taliban recently.

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

Towns that might have felt a weak shaking include Bāzārak (pop. 65,000) located 67 km from the epicenter, Tagāb (pop. 6,400) 96 km away, Sidqābād (pop. 7,400) 99 km away, and Charikar (pop. 53,700) 112 km away.

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