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Magnitude 4.3 earthquake jolts Fayzabad in Afghanistan

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India Today World Desk

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake jolted Afghanistan’s Fayzabad early on Saturday. There have been no experiences of any harm or lack of life because of the tremors.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 18, 2023 10:08 IST

A consultant picture for earthquake (Credits: PTI)

By India Today World Desk: An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 jolted Afghanistan early on Saturday. According to the National Center for Seismology, the earthquake tremors have been felt 213 km east of Fayzabad at 6:51 am right this moment.

There have been no experiences of any harm to property or lack of lives because of the earthquake.

Much of Afghanistan is located on an earthquake-prone zone and seismic exercise within the nation is influenced by the subduction of the Arabian Plate to the west and the indirect subduction of the Indian Plate to the east.

In the previous decade, greater than 7,000 individuals in Afghanistan have died as a result of earthquakes.

On June 22, 2022, an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter Scale struck southeastern Afghanistan, affecting the provinces of Paktika and Khost, together with components of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The tremors have been additionally felt in components of India.

Between 1,052 and 1,163 individuals died and greater than 2,000 individuals have been injured in Afghanistan and Pakistan because of the influence of the earthquake.

Earlier, in 2015, a significant earthquake in northeast Afghanistan killed greater than 200 individuals and neighbouring Pakistan.

In 2008, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake in western Pakistan killed 166 individuals and destroyed a number of villages from triggered landslides.

Earlier earthquakes in 2002 and in 1998 killed over a thousand and about 4,700 individuals respectively.

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Mar 18, 2023