Moderate earthquake rattles Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan

December 29, 2012AFGHANISTANA 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, with the quake felt in the capital Kabul and parts of Pakistan. The earthquake struck in the late evening at a depth of 115 kilometers (70 miles), some 140 kilometers north of Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad and 130 kilometers west of Chitral in neighboring Pakistan. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage but shaking was felt in Kabul, 180 kilometers away, as well as in northwest Pakistan and the Pakistani capital Islamabad. Northern Afghanistan is frequently hit by earthquakes, especially in the Hindu Kush mountain range, which lies near the collision of the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates. Two quakes in June triggered landslides that killed at least 75 villagers. –Dawn 
San Francisco tremors: Three earthquakes of 2.5 magnitude and higher hit near Pacifica in quick succession between 2:2:34 p.m. and 2:47 p.m. on Saturday according to data supplied by the United States Geological Survey. The first quake, at 2.6, hit about a mile northeast of Pacifica at 2:34:52. The second one, the strongest at 2.8, hit 16 seconds later about two miles southwest of Pacifica. A third earthquake was centered about two miles north of Montara at 2:47:34 and was recorded at 2.5. The first earthquake was 3.4 miles underground, while the other two were about 5.5 miles underground. No injuries or damage have been reported. There have been 10 earthquakes of 2.5 or higher recorded in California over the past seven days, and about 200 around the world. –Patch
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3 Responses to Moderate earthquake rattles Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan

  1. Just me says:

    Hi Alvin
    Seems also like 5+ quakes are daily now. Still feel like something large is looming. Call me crazy!

    Merry Christmas all


  2. Emanni says:

    More Strange Sounds

    Worldwide Strange and Mysterious Booms, Trumpet sounds, Hums & Sounds in the Sky (December 18, 2012)


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