An earthquake with a magnitude greater than 6.0 occurred in Herat Province. Afghanistan for the third time in less than 10 days, resulting in the death of one person and the injury of at least 93 others.
According to foreign news agencies, an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale occurred in an area west of the city of Herat. Afghanistan At approximately 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 15 local time, and 20 minutes later, another aftershock occurred, with an initial magnitude of 5.5, with reports of one death and at least 93 injuries.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the epicenter of the quake was far from the city of Herat. Located approximately 33 kilometers to the northwest, this earthquake is the third earthquake in less than 10 days, adding to the damage from a large earthquake. Which led to the deaths of more than 2,000 people.
The extent of the damage caused by this morning’s earthquake is still unclear. But the Associated Press news agency reported that, citing the words of Abdul Kadhim Mohammadi, head of the medical team at Herat Provincial Hospital, he said that 93 people were initially infected and one death was confirmed.
On October 7, 2023, Afghanistan had just been hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, with the epicenter far from Herat. 40 km to the northwest and several aftershocks followed. It killed 2,053 people, making it one of the deadliest earthquakes to occur in two decades.
However, four days later, Afghanistan was hit by another geological disaster on October 11, when a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the northern city of Herat. Ground zero was not far from the first earthquake. There was a report of one death due to the fact that at the time several homes were damaged. People in the area fear another earthquake. So they go out to live outdoors.
The World Health Organization says thousands of Afghans are now still living across the country. Rubble of damaged homes. There are approximately 20 thousand people affected by the recent natural disaster. The majority of those killed in the earthquake were women and children.
As for the reason why Afghanistan is frequently exposed to earthquakes, because it is close to the boundaries of the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates.
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