Published 12:13 IST, October 15th 2023

Powerful earthquake shakes west Afghanistan week after devastating quakes kill thousands

A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck western Afghanistan on Sunday, just over a week after strong quakes and aftershocks killed thousands of people and flattened entire villages in the same region.

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Saturday’s magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit a far more densely populated area, near Afghanistan’s fourth largest city, Herat. It was followed by strong aftershocks. | Image: AP
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12:13 IST, October 15th 2023