7 Sep 2008

Quake in Afghanistan

6:04 am on 7 September 2008

An earthquake measuring 5.6 occurred in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan on Saturday, but no casualties are reported.

The quake was centred 275km northeast of Kabul. It was also felt in parts of northern Pakistan and India, including Islamabad and New Delh.

Thousands of people were killed by earthquakes in Badakhshan province in the late 1990s.

At least 1,500 people were killed when a series of quakes of between magnitude 5 and 6 struck northern Baghlan province in the Hindu Kush mountains, destroying the district capital of Nahrin, on 25 March, 2002.