The Four States NPR News Source
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

The earthquakes in Afghanistan

Ruins and rubble from demolished houses are seen in the city of Herat after a massive 6.3 magnitude earthquake, resulting in thousands of injuries and fatalities.
Ruins and rubble from demolished houses are seen in the city of Herat after a massive 6.3 magnitude earthquake, resulting in thousands of injuries and fatalities.

Multiple earthquakes struck Afghanistan this past Saturday The strongest registered a 6.3 on the Richter scale according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The death toll is now estimated to be in the thousands. Six villages, according to the Taliban’s Ministry of Information and Culture, have been destroyed.

The quakes were near Herat, Afghanistan’s third-largest city. 

Copyright 2023 WAMU 88.5

AC Valdez