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Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 hit Afghanistan's Fayzabad

Christian Fernsby |
Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 struck 122 km southeast of Fayzabad in Afghanistan on Thursday.

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Topics: EARTHQUAKE    AFGHANISTAN   

The earthquake took place at 9:23 UTC with an epicenter southeast of Fayzabad in Afghanistan.

European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said, "Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 struck 122 km southeast of Fayzabad in Afghanistan today." The nearest volcano is Vakak also known as Wakak.

It is a field of 18 small volcanoes 115 km WSW of Kabul.

It is the northernmost of a group of small volcanic fields in the Ghanzi region and consists of lava domes, one of which occupies an old caldera.

The age of its last eruption however is unknown.


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