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2788 - Twin earthquakes damage 700 homes in Afghanistan; 22 killed
Two earthquakes hit Afghanistan's Badghis province along the border with Turkmenistan on Monday, killing at least 22 people. An official at the Ministry of State for Emergency Affairs said more than 700 houses had been damaged. US Geological Survey registered a magnitude 5.3 quake at 2 pm and a magnitude 4.9 at 4 pm local time.