3 people died in 6.5 magnitude earthquake

2023-03-22 10:41:58 | Last Update : 2023-03-22 10:48:09

The European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) reported that a 6.5 magnitude earthquake occurred in the Hindu Kush Mountains region of Afghanistan. While the Taliban stated that there was no negative news about the loss of life, 3 people died in Pakistan, which was affected by the earthquake.

3 people died in 6.5 magnitude earthquake
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A 6.5 magnitude earthquake occurred in Afghanistan's Hindu Kush region.

According to national media reports, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 occurred, the epicenter of which was in Afghanistan's Hindu Kush region.

According to the information received from Anadolu, the epicenter of the earthquake, which occurred at a depth of 181 kilometers, was reported to be the Curm district of the Badahshan province in the northeast of Afghanistan.

Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Taliban Government, said in a statement on his social media account, "All health centers across the country have been ordered to be ready, although the earthquake was severe, there has been no negative news about the loss of life in the provinces of Tahar, Badakhshan, Kunduz and Panjshir so far."

In the earthquake that lasted about 30 seconds in the capital Kabul, people took to the streets in panic.

It was shared on social media that the severe shaking was felt strongly in Pakistan, India, Tajikistan and some Central Asian countries.

On the other hand, it was stated in the news in the national press that the earthquake was 6.8 magnitude.

More than a thousand people died in the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that occurred in eastern Afghanistan last year.


According to national media reports, the earthquake was felt in Pakistan's capital city of Islamabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Quetta, Peshawar and many more.

2 people lost their lives and more than 150 people were injured in Swat, which is located in an area close to the border with Afghanistan. It is stated that there are houses completely destroyed or damaged in Svat.

A woman died and 7 people were injured when the roof of a house collapsed in the Lower Dir region.

Cracks appeared in some buildings in Islamabad.

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif instructed the relevant institutions to be ready for possible emergencies.

Many people who were afraid during the earthquake went out on the street.


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