LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Afghanistan earthquake today 2012 has left as many as one hundred residents dead. The Afghanistan earthquake today June 11, 2012 has destroyed roughly twenty homes across the region. And while search and rescue efforts are still underway, officials warn news that the death toll could rise about 100 persons dead.
Officials tell news that two Afghanistan earthquakes today have resulted in massive structural damage and substantial fatalities. The second quake was centered in the Hindu Kush Region and was centered north of Kabul near Faizabad.
In a news briefing, provincial Gov. Abdul Majid said that search and rescue efforts are continuing around the clock. Local news is reporting that at least twenty houses were destroyed during landside. Jawed Basharat, a spokesman for the provincial police chief, told news that many of the bodies are believed buried underneath the landslide.
USGS reports to news that two substantial quakes struck the region today, both within seconds of each other. The second quake struck in the morning hours, shortly before 10 am local time. USGS indicates to news that the quake had a nominal depth, only nine miles below the earth’s surface. As a result, the quake could be felt across the region.
The quake was centered one hundred miles southwest of Faizabad, Afghanistan. Local news indicates the quake was one hundred eight miles north of Kabul. The quake was also felt in Tajikistan towns. The quake was centered only one hundred miles south of Shaartuz and one hundred twenty-eight miles south of Kulob.