Strong earthquake strikes Afghanistan, no immediate report of damage

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Monday, December 12, 2005

An earthquake, measured at 6.7 on the Richter scale, has struck north-eastern Afghanistan. The US Geological Survey (USGS) has stated that the time of the quake was 22:00 GMT, and the epicenter was close to the border with Pakistan.

The tremor was felt in Delhi, Muzaffarabad, and Balakot. It is the second quake to hit the area in a fortnight.

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