Friday, May 31, 2024

Another Major Earthquake Shakes Afghanistan Days After Thousands Killed

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck northwestern Afghanistan on Wednesday. This earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers and was part of a series of seismic activities in the region during the weekend. The epicenter was about 29 kilometers north of Herat province.

At the time of the report, there were no immediate details about casualties resulting from this recent earthquake.

However, earlier earthquakes had already caused significant destruction in the area, leading to the devastation of villages and impacting thousands of people. The disaster ministry estimated that at least 2,053 people had lost their lives.

Many residents were forced to live in tents in the open due to the fear of aftershocks. Providing shelter for those affected by the earthquakes has become a challenge for the government, which has strained relations with international aid organizations.

Afghanistan is prone to frequent earthquakes, and this recent disaster was the most severe in over 25 years, further worsening the country’s already dire humanitarian crisis.

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