Earthquake in Afghanistan: The German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) reported that a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck northwestern Afghanistan on Wednesday. The GFZ said the quake was at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.21 miles). The country’s National Disaster Authority said dozens of people were killed in two 6.3-magnitude earthquakes in western Afghanistan on October 7. A Taliban spokesman said the death toll from a powerful earthquake in western Afghanistan has reached 2,000.
At the same time, Khama Press has reported with reference to the Ministry of Taliban that more than 4000 people have been killed and thousands of residential houses have been destroyed by the earthquake in Herat province of Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s Ministry of Disaster Management announced on Saturday that 1,983 residential houses in 20 villages in Herat were also destroyed. The Taliban have yet to reveal the number of casualties and injuries caused by the earthquake in Herat. According to Khama Press, the ministry said in a news release that 35 domestic and foreign search and rescue teams along with 1,000 people were at the site of the quake after a press conference in Kabul on Monday.
Earlier in June 2022, a powerful earthquake struck a rugged, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan, razing stone and mud-brick houses to the ground. The earthquake was the deadliest to hit Afghanistan in two decades, killing at least 1,000 people and injuring around 1,500.
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