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2023-03-21, M6.5, Afghanistan

On the 21st of March 2023 a M6.5 earthquake occurred in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan (see map below). The earthquake occurred at 16:47:24 UTC (21:17:24 local time) an occurred at a depth of 193 km. At least 13 people died (at the time of writing), with reports of damaged buildings and landslides in northern Afghanistan and Pakistan as a result of the earthquake. Seismicity in this region is largely due to the continental collision of the India and Eurasia plates, with several major earthquakes (>M7) occurring regularly.

The event was recorded by seismic stations worldwide, including stations in theĀ Irish National Seismic Network (INSN), see figure below.

More information is available at the following resources:

https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=1240146

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us7000jln7/executive

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