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4.4 Magnitude Earhquake Strikes Afghanistan

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

On Friday afternoon, an earthquake of 4.4 magnitudes struck the northeastern province of Afghanistan, Badakhshan province, Faizabad city.

According to Indian National Center for Seismology (NCS), the tremor of 4.4 magnitudes occurred at 1:43 pm local time on Friday with the epicentre of 124km South West of Faizabad, Badakhshan province, Afghanistan.

The earthquake had a 150km Depth with a Latitude of 36, 38 and a Longitude of 69, 48.

“Earthquake of Magnitude: 4.4, Occurred on 14-04-2023, 14:43:14 IST, Lat: 36.38 & Long: 69.48, Depth: 150 Km, Location: 124km SW of Fayzabad, Afghanistan,” NCS reported.

The frequency of natural disasters, including earthquakes, has increased in the past few months in Afghanistan, mainly in Badakhshan province.

Afghanistan is prone to natural disasters, including earthquakes, landslides, avalanches, flooding and heavy rains.

The country experienced a heavy earthquake of 6.5 magnitudes last month with the epicentre of Jurm district, Badakhshan province. As a result, more than ten people were killed, and several others were injured.

The earthquake destroyed over 656 residential buildings nationwide, including Badakhshan, Kunar, Panjshir and Takhar. 

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