Two M6.3 earthquakes in Afghanistan, October 2023

11 Oct 2023


Two large earthquakes struck Afghanistan near the city of Herat this week. Both quakes measured M 6.3, the first on Saturday, October 87h, and the second on the 10th. Over one thousand people were killed and another sixteen hundred were injured by the initial earthquake which destroyed entire villages largely consisting of mud-brick homes. The impact of the second quake is not yet determined.