An earthquake in northeastern Afghanistan killed at least eight people early on Monday, and the toll could rise, the state news agency quoted a regional official as saying.
The quake of magnitude 5.3 struck near the eastern city of Jalalabad in the early hours, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.
— Asif Nang Qazikhil (@NangQazikhil) September 5, 2022
“Sunday night’s earthquake has caused financial and human losses in Kunar province,” Mawlavi Najibullah Hanif, the spokesman for the provincial governor, told the Bakhtar News Agency, adding that casualties could rise.
Meanwhile, another strong earthquake killed at least 43 people in China, on the same day. Here’s another impressive video of the jolt!
#China: The quake hit the area around 43 kilometers southeast of the city of #Kangding in #Sichuan province at a depth of 10 kilometers.
An #earthquake of 5.3 magnitudes also struck #Afghanistan and resultantly at least eight people have been killed and many injured. pic.twitter.com/QXFeEpuJFo
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Afghanistan is still recovering from a strong earthquake in June that killed more than 1,000 and wiped out villages in its east.