On Monday afternoon, two earthquake tremors in Badghis province, located in the west of Afghanistan, shook the border area adjoining Turkmenistan and so far 26 people have died in the accidents caused by it.
A local official gave this information. Officials feared that the death toll could rise as relief and rescue operations were still underway in remote villages affected by the quake. Bas Mohammad Sarwari, head of the province’s culture and information department, said that many houses collapsed in the destruction caused by the earthquake. According to the US Geological Survey, the first quake of magnitude 5.3 was felt at around 2 pm local time, while the second quake of 4.9 was felt at around 4 pm.
According to Bas Mohammad Sarwari, head of the province’s culture and information department, Kadis district, located in the southern part of the province, has suffered the most damage and the most casualties. Earlier on Friday night, tremors of 5.6 magnitude earthquake were felt in the northern part of Pakistan. According to the Meteorological Department of Pakistan, no damage has been reported in it.
According to the Meteorological Department, the epicenter of the 5.6 magnitude earthquake in the country was in the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border area at a depth of 100 km. The tremors were felt in several cities of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa including Peshawar, Manshera, Balakot and Charsada. The tremors of the earthquake were also felt in the Gilgit-Baltistan region in the north.
Earthquake tremors were also felt in Indonesia
On Friday, a massive earthquake struck Indonesia’s main island of Java, which shook buildings in the capital Jakarta, but there was no immediate report of any serious damage to life and property. Officials said there was no tsunami threat due to this earthquake. .