5.3-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Border Region between Afghanistan and Tajikistan

Kabul, The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) said that an earthquake of 5.3 magnitude struck at dawn Wednesday in the border region between Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

The center said that the earthquake was at a depth of 109km.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or material losses due to the earthquake.

Last October, an earthquake struck northern Herat city, located in western Afghanistan on the border with Iran, leaving about 2,500 people dead.

Afghanistan is frequently hit by earthquakes - especially in the Hindu Kush mountain range - as it lies near the junction of the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates.

Source: Qatar News Agency