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Several Strong Earthquakes Shake Western Region of Country

Residents witnessed successive earthquakes in the western region of the country today (Saturday, 15th Mezan).

Local officials in Herat said that over 30 people have died and more than 600 others have been injured in several earthquakes in this province.

According to officials, twelve villages in Zinda Jan and Ghoryan districts have been completely destroyed.

Earlier, Janan Saiq, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Disaster Management, said that at least 15 people in three villages of the "Zinda Jan" district of Herat died in today's earthquake and nearly 40 others were injured.

The spokesman of the ministry said in a video that some houses in Farah and Badghis provinces were also partially destroyed.

AP reported that a strong earthquake with several aftershocks was reported Saturday from Herat province in western Afghanistan, according to an eyewitness.

 According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), six earthquakes occurred in western Afghanistan the largest one was at a magnitude of 6.3.

Based on the information from (USGS), the latest earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 occurred at a depth of 7.7 km in the "Zinda Jan district of Herat."

The quake also was felt in the nearby provinces of Farah and Badghis, according to local media reports.

Some organizations like WHO and the Iran Embassy in Kabul expressed their condolences for the earthquake and announced they will cooperate to help the victims.

Several Strong Earthquakes Shake Western Region of Country

The spokesman of the ministry said in a video that some houses in Farah and Badghis provinces were also partially destroyed.

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Residents witnessed successive earthquakes in the western region of the country today (Saturday, 15th Mezan).

Local officials in Herat said that over 30 people have died and more than 600 others have been injured in several earthquakes in this province.

According to officials, twelve villages in Zinda Jan and Ghoryan districts have been completely destroyed.

Earlier, Janan Saiq, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Disaster Management, said that at least 15 people in three villages of the "Zinda Jan" district of Herat died in today's earthquake and nearly 40 others were injured.

The spokesman of the ministry said in a video that some houses in Farah and Badghis provinces were also partially destroyed.

AP reported that a strong earthquake with several aftershocks was reported Saturday from Herat province in western Afghanistan, according to an eyewitness.

 According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), six earthquakes occurred in western Afghanistan the largest one was at a magnitude of 6.3.

Based on the information from (USGS), the latest earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 occurred at a depth of 7.7 km in the "Zinda Jan district of Herat."

The quake also was felt in the nearby provinces of Farah and Badghis, according to local media reports.

Some organizations like WHO and the Iran Embassy in Kabul expressed their condolences for the earthquake and announced they will cooperate to help the victims.

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