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Earthquake of Magnitude 4.5 Hits Afghanistan Today

The National Centre for Seismology (NCS) reported that Afghanistan experienced an earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale at 7:59 pm today, as per Sunday’s announcement. In a post on X, the NCS detailed the earthquake: “Earthquake of Magnitude:4.5, Occurred on 17-03-2024, 19:59:23 IST, Lat: 36.66 & Long: 71.43, Depth: 169 Km, Region: Afghanistan.” An […]

Earthquake Magnitude 4.5 Strikes Afghanistan, NCS Reports
Earthquake Magnitude 4.5 Strikes Afghanistan, NCS Reports

The National Centre for Seismology (NCS) reported that Afghanistan experienced an earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale at 7:59 pm today, as per Sunday’s announcement.

In a post on X, the NCS detailed the earthquake: “Earthquake of Magnitude:4.5, Occurred on 17-03-2024, 19:59:23 IST, Lat: 36.66 & Long: 71.43, Depth: 169 Km, Region: Afghanistan.”

Earlier, the United Nations disclosed that Afghanistan requires over USD 400 million for recovery following an earthquake last October, which claimed approximately 2,000 lives.

The earthquake, registering at magnitude 6.3 on October 7, proved one of the nation’s most devastating in recent memory, causing extensive destruction in Herat province and leaving thousands injured and displaced. Even now, survivors face challenges in rebuilding their lives.

According to a new UN report, published in collaboration with the World Bank, the European Union, and the Asian Development Bank, an immediate fund of USD 402.9 million is deemed necessary to support crucial recovery and reconstruction efforts in the province.

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