North Western Afghanistan was hit with a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on the 7th of October 2023, followed by 3 major after shocks rocking the provinces of Herat and Baghdis.
Initial reports had said that 300+ were killed and 1000+ injured, local authorities have now confirmed that 3000+ were killed and thousands more injured, this number is increasing as more information is coming out. Hundreds of houses were destroyed and people are still stuck under buildings.
A second major earthquake (6.3 magnitude) hit the same region on the 11th of October causing damage to 4 districts, leaving many families further isolated.
A third and fourth strong Earthquake of 6.5 magnitude struck the region on the 15th of October.