A major earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale struck a remote area in central Afghanistan on Monday, killing at least seven people and leaving some 30 others injured, it was reported today.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake struck early Monday at a depth of 10 kilometers, with its epicenter located about 190 kilometers northwest of the capital city of Kabul.
The quake affected three districts in central Samangan province, officials said. The tremors were felt in Kabul, as well as in the neighboring countries of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
Does it seem that there is stronger and more frequent earthquakes than ever?