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Earthquake of magnitude 4.3 hits Afghanistan, no casualties reported

Hritika Mitra Edited By: Hritika Mitra @MitraHritika New Delhi Updated on: February 04, 2023 11:47 IST
Earthquake of magnitude 4.3 hits Afghanistan
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An earthquake of 4.3 magnitude occurred in Afghanistan at around 09:07 am, the National Center for Seismology informed. It further said that the depth of the earthquake was 186 km below the ground.

No casualties have been reported yet. People in Afghanistan's Paktika province who were hit by earthquakes have already been living a life of misery, and continue to face problems amid the cold spell in Afghanistan as they are forced to live in caves, Tolo News reported.

Previously, earthquakes in the Paktia province killed many of these families who were enduring the cold; however, the cold is now affecting them. The cold is causing problems for many families right now.

According to official statistics, the earthquake that struck Paktika and Khost provinces this summer completely destroyed over 7,800 homes, 6,000 of which are in the Gayan district.Notably, an earthquake of magnitude 4.0 struck Manipur's Ukhrul today morning.

The earthquake occurred at 6.14 am on Saturday, the NCS said. Meanwhile, an earthquake of magnitude 3.2 on the Richter scale hit Shamli in Uttar Pradesh on Friday.

(With inputs from ANI)

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