New Delhi, March 21, 2023: Two strong earthquakes struck the region on Tuesday, the first with a magnitude of 7.7 and the second with a magnitude of 6.6. The first earthquake was centered in Turkmenistan, India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan, while the second occurred in Afghanistan.
The second earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.6, occurred at 22:17:27 IST, with its epicenter located at Lat: 36.09 & Long: 71.35 and a depth of 156 km. The location of the earthquake was 133km SSE of Fayzabad, Afghanistan.
The authorities are continuing to assess the situation and provide assistance to those affected by the earthquakes. Rescue teams are working tirelessly to provide relief to those in need, and hospitals remain on high alert. No casualties have been reported yet, but there have been reports of minor injuries and damage to buildings.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning of possible aftershocks in the coming hours. The authorities have urged people to stay calm and take necessary precautions during such events. People are advised to stay away from buildings, power lines, and other structures that may be damaged during an earthquake.
The earthquakes have once again highlighted the need for better preparedness and disaster management infrastructure in the region. The authorities must take necessary steps to ensure the safety of people during such events in the future.