Earthquake sequence in WESTERN AFGHANISTAN, October 2023
Last update: 25 October 2023 at 13:12 UTC
Since the 7th of October 2023, a sequence of earthquakes has hit the western region of Afghanistan, particularly the northwest of Herāt. Four earthquakes with a magnitude over 6 on the Richter scale have occurred since this date.
The first earthquake happened on the 7th of October 2023 at 06:41 UTC (11:11 local time), resulting in 2445 fatalities and over 9000 injuries (source : NOAA). A second earthquake occurred shortly after in the same region on 7th October 2023 at 07:12 UTC (11:42 local time). You can find the seismological data here and here.The third earthquake occurred on October 11th, 2023 at 00:41 UTC (05:11 local time), and the fourth one on October 15th 2023 at 03:36 UTC (08:06 local time) with a magnitude Mw 6.3. Seismological information is available here and here.
Over 30 earthquakes, with magnitude greater than 4, have been recorded since October 7th, and most of them have been felt by the population.
We would appreciate it if you could share your experience with us if you have felt any of these earthquakes. Your testimony will be useful to update the map of intensity (see below in the Felt report map section).
If you are in the affected area, please remain cautious. The color and the size of the dots are related to the date and the magnitude respectively.
|Felt reports collected for the 2023-10-07 06:41:03 UTC||Felt reports collected for the 2023-10-07 07:12:50 UTC||Felt reports collected for the 2023-10-11 00:41:56 UTC||Felt reports collected for the 2023-10-15 03:36:42 UTC|
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