On Sunday morning, October 15, 2023, i.e. today, people of Afghanistan felt tremors in Herat City, said the US Geological Survey. One more earthquake incident in Afghanistan was reported. The frequent earthquake incidents have raised a concern for the safety of people in Afghan cities. The most recent earthquake-riddle Afghan city is Herat where people felt the shock waves in the early hours of Sunday morning. According to the US Geological Survey, the northwest region of Herat city was struck by a shallow-magnitude earthquake in the early morning. What was the magnitude of the earthquake that hit Herat, Afghanistan today morning? We have unfolded and mentioned all the imperative details that you need to know about the Earthquake in Afghanistan today. Continue reading this article and go through it till the end.
Reportedly, the quake struck 33 kilometers west of Herat city at 0336 GMT. It is with utmost pain that more than 1000 people have died in the region where a series of strong tremors were felt over the past few days. The frequent strong quake tremors led to the death of over 1,000 people. Talking about the magnitude of the earthquake that struck Herat City, it was a 6.3 magnitude quake that shook the city at 0336 GMT. Swipe down the page and read about the epicenter of the earthquake.
As mentioned, the city already had felt strong tremors in recent days, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the city on October 7, 2023. It did not stop there, on October 11, another earthquake hit the city at around 5:11 a.m. It was the third earthquake that hit the city. So far over 20,000 people have been affected by frequent earthquakes in Afghan cities including Injil, Zindajan, Kushk/Rabat-e-Sangai, Herat, Gulran, and Kohsan of Herat province. Continue reading this article and unfold more details.
OCHA Afghanistan reported that as of October 13, 2023, over 19,250 people of 3,197 families have been directly affected by the earthquakes across various districts, including Injil (914), Zindajan (1,398), Kushk/Rabat-e-Sangai (385), Herat (121), Gulran (360), and Khosan (19). As of now, a total of 1,384 people including 625 males and 759 females are reported to have lost their lives and 1,853 people including 716 males and 1,137 females are injured by the earthquakes. Most of the casualties are women and children. The Global Shelter Cluster conducted a satellite imagery analysis that indicates nearly 21,282 houses or buildings have been damaged as a repercussion of the earthquake. The extent of damage may increase according to further analysis and assessments by the Global Shelter Cluster.