A 6.3 magnitude quake strikes Northern Afghanistan
Dec 26, Kabul: A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has struck northern Afghanistan on Friday.
According to the US Geological Survey, the quake's epicentre was in the northern province of Badakhshan, which is close to Pakistan..
Residents in the Afghan capital, Kabul, had reportedly run into the streets after feeling the impact of the quake.
According to reports, nearly 17 people have been injured in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.
This region like Nepal lies on the fault line between the Eurasian and Indian plates causing earthquakes as they move towards each other at a rate of 4-5cm per year.In April this year, Nepal had suffered its worst earthquake on record with 9,000 people killed and about 900,000 homes damaged or destroyed.
The Oslo Times