An earthquake was recorded on Wednesday morning in Afghanistan. The quakes had a magnitude of 6.3. The epicenter was near the city of Herat, in an area where another quake on Saturday killed more than 2,000 people.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake occurred around 5 a.m. local time on Wednesday, and the epicenter of the event was 28 kilometers from the city of Herat, near the place where the earth shook on Saturday.
“I have never felt that death was so close”
According to the authorities, more than 100 people were injured in the quake. Many residents slept outdoors or in tents that night because their homes were destroyed in Saturday’s quake. In the center of Herat, where some buildings survived, the tremors caused panic – awakened people ran out of their houses screaming.
– I was in the deepest sleep because I hadn’t slept for several days – one of the city’s residents told the BBC. – I have never felt that death was so close.
The quake occurred near the site of strong seismic tremors on Saturday, the strongest of which had a magnitude of 6.3. According to the Taliban government, they killed at least 2,400 people and injured thousands. The phenomenon also destroyed many buildings, leaving hundreds of families homeless. There is a shortage of basic products in the area, including food.
Afghanistan is often hit by earthquakes because it lies near the junction of the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates.
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