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Another Earthquake Of Magnitude 6.3 Hits Northwestern Afghanistan, No Casualties This Time

Wednesday saw another strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 strike northwest Afghanistan, according to the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ). According to the research institute, the tremors were felt at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles).

The new shocks did not immediately result in any reports of fatalities or property damage.

This occurs a few days after many earthquakes that occurred on Saturday, northwest of the city of Herat, leveled thousands of homes and killed over 2,000 people.

With a magnitude of 6.3, Saturday’s earthquake was among the deadliest in the globe this year, surpassing the 50,000 fatalities from the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

The Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) acknowledged on Tuesday that more than 4,000 people have died as a result of Saturday’s earthquakes. Mullah Saiq is the spokesperson for the organization. Furthermore, he added that about 2,000 dwellings in roughly 20 villages had entirely fallen.

Concurrently, the United Nations Relief Office declared that $5 million would be provided for the earthquake response.

In the two years since the Taliban gained power and most foreign help was suspended, Afghanistan’s healthcare system, which depends heavily on outside funding, has seen devastating losses.

As the temperatures drop, survivors are in desperate need of shelter in addition to food and medical assistance, according to the chief of the World Health Organization’s emergency response.

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