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Sunday, October 15, 2023

Another terrible earthquake in Afghanistan, earth shook with 6.4 intensity

Tremors of a terrible earthquake have once again been felt near Herat province of Afghanistan. The intensity has been measured at 6.3 on the Richter scale. Strong tremors are being felt continuously here for the last few days. More than a thousand people were killed in Afghanistan in the October 7 earthquake, of which 90 percent were women.

Strong earthquake tremors were felt in western Afghanistan. The US Geological Survey (USGS) gave this information. USGS said that the intensity of this earthquake was measured at 6.3. About a week before this, thousands of people had died and entire villages were destroyed due to a strong earthquake and aftershocks in Afghanistan. The region has already been hit by a series of earthquakes this month, destroying several villages and killing more than 1,000 people.

The earthquake occurred at 03.36 global time. The epicenter of the earthquake was about 33 kilometers from Herat city, the capital of the western province. Exactly 20 minutes later, a tremor of 5.5 magnitude was recorded in the area. This latest earthquake follows a 6.3-magnitude earthquake on October 7, as well as eight powerful aftershocks, which caused extensive damage to rural homes and killed more than 1,000 people. Also hundreds of people were injured. After this, another earthquake of similar intensity occurred, killing one person and injuring 130 people.

90 percent of those who died in the earthquake were women

UNICEF said that more than 90 percent of those who died in the earthquake were women and children. This is because women and children are often at home, performing domestic responsibilities and taking care of children, which led to a large number of deaths. The United Nations reported on the earlier earthquake that six villages in Zenda Jan district were completely destroyed, affecting more than 12,000 people. Many families were completely wiped out in the earthquake and people are scared of repeated earthquake tremors.

Why are earthquakes happening one after the other in Afghanistan?

Earthquakes occur frequently in Afghanistan, especially in the western and central parts of the country, where the Arabian and Eurasian tectonic plates collide. Providing humanitarian aid on a large scale is proving to be a big challenge for Taliban officials, where the country is surrounded by economic crises. Relations with international aid organizations have deteriorated after the Taliban attack on Afghanistan in August 2021. However, many countries have sent humanitarian aid.

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