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Saturday
Dec292012

Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL) -- A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan on Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It hit a hundred miles outside of Kabul, but was felt as far away as Pakistan.

ABC correspondent Muhammad Lila said small villages in the Hindu Kush Mountains region were affected by the earthquake with most of the towns having a population between four or five hundred each.

Lila added that most of the homes were made of mud-brick, and damaged homes may be difficult to reconstruct with the coming of winter with snow predicted.

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