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6.7 quake rocks S. Asia

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake shook parts of South Asia on Monday, potentially causing repeat trauma for thousands of people who survived October's massive quake.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | December 12, 2005

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake shook parts of South Asia on Monday, potentially causing repeat trauma for thousands of people who survived October's massive quake.

Panic was reported in parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan, though there were no initial reports of damage or fatalities.

Communication is difficult with remote villages in the region. The quake's epicenter was in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan. It was some 143 miles under the earth's surface, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Faith-based groups across the globe are involved in a massive response to October's 7.6-magnitude quake, which killed more than 73,000 people in Pakistan. About 3.5 million people were left homeless. Many are still living in tents in freezing temperatures.


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