4.2 Magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan


Afghanistan was hit by an earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale on Thursday.


A magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit Afghanistan at 1:40 a.m. IST on Thursday, according to the National Center for Seismology (NCS). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 136 kilometers at a longitude of 69.51 and a latitude of 34.53.

The National Center for Seismology tweeted, “Earthquake of Magnitude: 4.2, occurred on 08/03/2023, 01:40:47 AM IST, Lat: 34.53 & Long: 69.51, Depth: 136 Km, Location: Afghanistan.”

Earlier on March 2, a magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck Afghanistan’s Fayzabad region at 2:35 a.m. IST. According to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), the earthquake occurred at a depth of 150 miles (245 kilometers) at a latitude of 37.73 and a longitude of 73.47.

In a tweet, the National Center for Seismology stated: “Earthquake of Magnitude: 4.1, occurred on 02/03/2023, 02:35:57 IST, Lat: 37.73 & Long: 73.47, Depth: 245 Km, Location: 267km ENE from Fayzabad, Afghanistan.”

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