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Another powerful earthquake shakes quake-devastated region in Afghanistan

by Dubaiforum

ISLAMABAD, 16th October, 2023 (WAM) — Another 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck part of western Afghanistan on Sunday after thousands of people died and entire villages were flattened by devastating quakes a week earlier, Associated Press (AP) reported.

The latest quake was centred about 30 kilometres (19 miles) outside the city of Herat, and was 6 kilometres (4 miles) below the surface, the US Geological Survey said.

It’s the fourth quake the USGS has measured at 6.3 magnitude in the same area in just over a week.

Aid group Save the Children said four people have died and that Herat Regional Hospital has received 153 injured. Everything in the Baloch area of Rabat Sangi district has collapsed. Several villages have been destroyed, according to the aid group. Authorities have given lower casualty numbers.

The initial earthquakes on 7th October flattened whole villages in Herat and were among the most destructive quakes in the country’s recent history.

Rola AlGhoul/ Esraa Esmail

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