Cause of Afghan Quake Is a Deep Mystery

Causes of earthquakes in remote areas remain a mystery. Read more on what scientists think is going on in Afghanistan where a 7.5 earthquake recently shook the area.


The magnitude 7.5 earthquake that shook northeast Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday was a type of quake not easily understood by scientists, even though it happened in what the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) calls “one of the most seismically hazardous regions on Earth.”