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04/02/1998 Afghanistan earthquake

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Earthquake in Northern Afghanistan, Thousands Killed in Earthquake, Taliban on Verge of Controlling

The Afghanistan earthquake occurred at 19:03 local time near the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border. The strike-slip shock had a moment magnitude of 5.9 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VII. With several thousand dead and hundreds injured, the event's effects were considered extreme.
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