Magnitude-5.4 quake shakes Afghanistan

NEW YORK — A magnitude-5.4 earthquake rattled the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan early Saturday, the US Geological Survey reported.

By (AP)

  • Follow us on
  • google-news
  • whatsapp
  • telegram

Published: Sat 27 Aug 2011, 9:23 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 8:40 PM

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake that hit at 1:02 a.m. Saturday (2032 Friday GMT). No tsunami alerts were issued.

The quake was deep, some 199.1 kilometers (123.72 miles) below the surface, the USGS said.

The USGS said the quake hit was about 74 kilometers (45 miles) southeast of Faizabad, Afghanistan, and 254 kilometers (157 miles) northeast of Kabul.

More news from