|UTC time||2023-03-21 16:47:23|
|Local date||21 March 2023|
|Depth||187.6 km (116.6 mi)|
|Areas affected||Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan|
|Max. intensity||V (Moderate)|
|Casualties||21 dead, 424 injuries|
Earthquake[change | change source]
The United States Geological Survey said it was a 6.5 magnitude earthquake, while the Pakistan Meteorological Department claimed it was 6.8. Initially, it was wrongly reported as a 7.7 magnitude quake. The shaking was felt by about 285 million people in a 1,000 km-wi de area across Pakistan, India, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan.
References[change | change source]
- "M 6.5 - 40 km SSE of Jurm, Afghanistan". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 September 2023.
- "Fact Check: 7.7-magnitude earthquake poster, damaged building shared on social media are fake". Greater Kashmir. Retrieved 8 September 2023.