Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 hit Afghanistan's Fayzabad
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. ■