Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes western Afghanistan | Inquirer News

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes western Afghanistan

/ 04:12 PM October 15, 2023

earthquake strikes western Afghanistan

Afghan volunteers clean up rubble after an earthquake in Zenda Jan district in Herat province, western of Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023. Another strong earthquake shook western Afghanistan on Wednesday morning after an earlier one killed more than 2,000 people and flattened whole villages in Herat province in what was one of the most destructive quakes in the country’s recent history. AP FILE PHOTO

An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck western Afghanistan on Sunday, killing one and injuring 35, the Herat governor’s office said.

Multiple earthquakes have struck in the western province in recent days, destroying entire villages in the war-battered country, with around 1,000 dead, and 2,000 registered injured.

Sunday’s quake was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: Afghanistan, Earthquake

© Copyright 1997-2024 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.