Earthquakes hit Taiwan, Afghanistan; no casualties reported

Updated: Aug 08, 2019, 09:23 IST | mid-day online correspondent

The quake occurred at 6:15 am (IST) and its epicentre was located 17 kilometres east of Farkhar in Afghanistan

Earthquakes hit Taiwan, Afghanistan; no casualties reported
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Taipei: An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter Scale on Thursday morning rattled the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake took place at 6:15 am (IST) and its epicentre was located 17 kilometres east of Farkhar in Afghanistan. The depth of the temblor was situated at 222.1 kilometres.

There were no immediate reports of damage to property or casualties as a result of the quake and this is the second time an earthquake has occurred today. Earlier, a 5.8 magnitude quake jolted off the northeastern coast of Taiwan at around 5:30 am (local time) and its epicentre was situated 16 kilometres south-east of Su'ao city. According to USGS, the earthquake struck 10 km below the earth's surface. According to reports, the tremors in capital Taipei were strong enough to sway buildings, waking people up from their sleep. No casualties or damage to property has been reported so far.

With inputs from ANI

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