LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A strong Afghanistan earthquake today struck near Jarm. The Afghanistan earthquake today Thursday, July 12, 2012 struck in the late evening hours. No reports of damage have yet to be indicated by local news. The quake could be felt in neighboring Tajikistan.
Shortly after 6:30 PM tonight at 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan. USGS reports to news that the quake had a substantial depth, however. The quake erupted roughly one hundred miles below the earth’s surface. As a result, the quake was felt mostly in immediate vicinity.
The Afghanistan quake struck the Hindu Kush region, USGS tells news. The quake was twenty-four miles south of Jarm. Officials tell news that the quake was thirty-seven miles west of Ashkasham and forty-five miles south of Fayzabad.
The quake could also be felt in Tajikistan. The temblor struck only forty-three miles west of Tajikistan town of Ishkashim. No reports of injuries have yet to be detailed by local news.
In related news, a light quake erupted thirty minutes ago in Southern California. The quake stuck at 7 am and was sixty miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The quake was centered close to Moreno Valley, officials tell news.