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Magnitude-6.3 quake shakes Afghanistan

September 17, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) -- A magnitude-6.3 earthquake has rattled the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan late Friday night, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The 11:51 p.m. quake was deep, some 124.1 miles below the surface, the USGS said.

No tsunami warnings were issued.

The USGS said the quake hit some 45 miles southeast of Faizabad, Afghanistan, and 165 miles northeast of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan

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