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Earthquake of Magnitude 4.0 Strikes Afghanistan, Reports NCS

In the early hours of June 12, 2024, the National Center for Seismology (NCS) recorded an earthquake of magnitude 4.0 in Afghanistan. According to the NCS, the tremor occurred at 04:36:28 IST, with the epicenter located at a latitude of 35.29 N and a longitude of 70.90 E. The earthquake struck at a depth of 30 kilometers beneath the surface.

Although moderate in magnitude, the quake was sufficiently strong to be felt across the region, prompting immediate concern among local residents. Initial reports indicate that the earthquake’s epicenter was in a relatively remote area, minimizing the potential for widespread damage or casualties. However, authorities are closely monitoring the situation and assessing any possible impacts on nearby communities.

The NCS, the primary agency responsible for monitoring seismic activity in the region, continues to analyze the data to provide more detailed insights into the event. Earthquakes of this magnitude are not uncommon in Afghanistan, a country situated in a seismically active zone where the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates interact.

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