A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit a remote and mountainous areaof northeastern
The earthquake in Badakhshan province was about 200 miles northeast of thecapital,
"It was a very strong earthquake," said Agha Noor Kemtoz, theprovincial police chief of Badakhshan, which shares a border with
The US Geological Surveysaid the 6.2-quake was centered 40 miles south of Faizabad and hit at 8:05 a.m.
Damage reports from northeastern
The quake was felt across northern
Badakhshan — the most remote area in
A 6.7-magnitude quake struck Badakhshan in December 2005, killing at leastfive children. That quake was centered about 60 miles southeast of Faizabad.
In May 1998, a 6.9-magnitude quake hit near Faizabad, triggering massive mudslides and flooding that left more than 5,000 people dead.
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