Successive earthquakes strike Afghanistan’s faizabad

Faizabad, the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province in Afghanistan, was hit by two earthquakes early Wednesday, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS).

The first earthquake, with a magnitude of 4.4, occurred at 12:28 a.m. local time at a depth of 80 kilometers, about 126 kilometers east of Faizabad. The second quake, measuring 4.8 in magnitude, struck at 12:55 a.m. local time, approximately 100 kilometers east-southeast of Faizabad, at a depth of 140 kilometers.

There have been no immediate reports of property damage or casualties. The NCS provided coordinates for the quakes: the first at latitude 36.90 and longitude 71.95, and the second at latitude 36.90 and longitude 71.65. Further details are awaited.