Afghanistan: Magnitude 4.1 earthquake strikes Herat

Damages left by Oct. 7 earthquakes in Zinda Jan district, Herat province. FILE PHOTO

The residents of Afghanistan’s western Herat province experienced yet another earthquake, registering a magnitude of 4.1, early Thursday morning.

According to data from the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was also measured at 4.1 on the Richter scale, with an estimated depth of 10 kilometers in the western region of Afghanistan.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the Qara Bagh area, approximately 30 kilometers from the provincial capital, Herat City. The seismic event occurred at approximately 7:19 a.m. local time.

The quake’s tremors extended to the Zindajan and Karokh districts in Herat, as well as the Chahar Burjak districts in the neighboring Nimroz province.

Following a series of significant earthquakes in the past two weeks, many residents have been forced to spend their nights outdoors, taking refuge in tents and open areas in search of safety.