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Moderate Earthquake Felt In Afghanistan, Pakistan

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake was felt in Afghanistan and across the border in Pakistan on January 2, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the epicenter of the quake was some 69 kilometers south-southeast of the city of Faizabad, the capital of Afghanistan's northern province of Badakhshan.

A 7.5-magnitude quake hit the same region on October 26, killing around 400 people and causing extensive damage in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Based on reporting by AP, dpa, and