|Country or District||Afghanistan|
|Outline||On 7 October 2023 at around 11:11 local time, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck 40km west of Herat City in Herat Province, western Afghanistan. Several aftershocks have occurred since. Initial assessments indicate that as many as 100 people have been killed across eight villages in Zindajan Province, Herat Province with a further 500 people injured, although unconfirmed reports suggest this figure may be closer to 320 people.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
Latest assessments show that the first two earthquakes on 7 and 11 October left 1,480 people dead and 1,950 wounded.
To date, 1,384 people (759 females and 625 males) are reported to have been killed and 1,853 people injured (1,137 females and 716 males) by the earthquakes. Women and children are overly represented within reported casualties.
The epicentre of the earthquake, Zindajan district, is the worst-affected area with 1,294 deaths, 1,688 injuries and 100 percent of homes destroyed. A further 485 people (191 men and 294 women) are reported to be missing.
To date, 1,023 people are reported to have been killed and 1,663 people injured across eleven villages of Zindajan district, Herat Province, where 100 per cent of homes are estimated to have been completely destroyed.
Afghanistan: Flash Update #1 Earthquake in Herat Province, Afghanistan, 7 October 2023 (as of 21.00)
International Charter 2023/10/08
Earthquake in Afghanistan
Sentinel Asia 2023/10/07
Earthquake in Afghanistan on 07 October, 2023
Afghanistan: Major earthquakes of 7th October 2023, DG ECHO Daily Map, 9/10/2023
M 6.3 - 33 km NNE of Zindah Jān, Afghanistan, Time: 2023-10-07 06:41:03 (UTC), Depth: 14.0 km depth