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Disaster Services — 07 October, 2023

Afghanistan Earthquake 2023

Activation led by HOT's Asia Pacific Hub following a series of earthquakes in Afghanistan in October 2023.

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Two earthquakes, both with a magnitude of 6.3, struck Herat Province of Afghanistan on 7 October 2023. The first earthquake struck at 11:11 AFT followed by the second shock 31 minutes later. These earthquakes left at least 2,530 people dead and 9,240 others injured. The earthquake was Afghanistan’s deadliest since 1998.