Quake shakes north Afghanistan, no damage reported

US Geological Survey reports quake was deep, some 124.1 miles below surface.

Updated: Sep 18, 2010, 09:22 AM IST

Kabul: A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has rattled the Hindu Kush region in northern Afghanistan, but no major damage or injuries were reported.

The temblor late Friday night was felt in the capital Kabul, where beds shook and chandeliers swung for about 15 seconds. No major damage or injuries had been reported by Saturday morning.

The US Geological Survey reported the 11:51 pm (1921 GMT) quake was deep, some 199.7 kilometres (124.1 miles) below the surface.
Its epicentre was some 75 kilometres (45 miles) southeast of Faizabad and 265 kilometres (165 miles) northeast of Kabul.

Bureau Report