Srinagar, Mar 21 : A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Afghanistan near the Tajikistan border on March 21, 2023 today, causing tremors that were felt in the nearby region of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the info.. we got for JK STUDY ALERTS, the earthquake occurred at 16:47:24.5 UTC with an epicenter of 71.03°E 36.52°N and a depth of 184 km, according to initial data sources from GFZ.
“The earthquake also caused mobile service to break down in the valley, but there are currently no reports of any casualties or significant damage. Additional details about the earthquake are expected to be shared soon.”
“Earthquakes are not uncommon in the region, as Afghanistan and neighboring countries are situated in a seismically active zone known as the “Alpide Belt”. In recent years, there have been several earthquakes in the region that have caused significant damage and loss of life.”
“Overall, while the earthquake has caused some disruption, it is fortunate that there have been no reports of any casualties or significant damage at this time.” (Kashmir Bulletin–KB)