6.3 Earthquake shakes Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — A magnitude-6.3 earthquake 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, but the temblor was felt in Kabul, the capital, where beds shook and chandeliers swung for about 15 seconds.

The 11:51 p.m. (1921 GMT) quake was deep, some 199.7 kilometers (124.1 miles) below the surface, the USGS said.

The USGS said the quake hit some 75 kilometers (45 miles) southeast of Faizabad, Afghanistan, and 265 kilometers (165 miles) northeast of Kabu

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