In the early hours of March 18, 2023, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake hit an area 213km east of Fayzabad, Afghanistan, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS). The earthquake occurred at 6:51:03 IST at coordinates 37.04 latitude and 72.96 longitude, with a depth of 105 kilometers.
The earthquake was felt in the surrounding areas, and there have been reports of minor damage to buildings in the vicinity. The NCS has stated that more information about the earthquake is expected in the coming hours.
Earthquakes are not uncommon in Afghanistan, which is situated on the boundary of the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates. However, the severity of this earthquake is relatively low compared to some of the more devastating earthquakes that have hit the region in the past.
Authorities in the affected areas are monitoring the situation closely and providing support to those affected. Residents in the region are advised to remain vigilant and follow any guidance issued by local authorities.