Another Powerful Quake Hits Afghanistan, Days After Deadly Temblors

A powerful earthquake struck Herat Province in Afghanistan near the border with Iran early Wednesday, several days after two major quakes there killed more than 800 people.

The magnitude 6.3 temblor struck northwestern Afghanistan at 5:22 a.m. local time at a depth of about 10 kilometers, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Last week’s quakes, both 6.3 magnitude, hit Herat on Saturday, causing mud-brick homes in several districts to come crashing down. Thousands of people in the province’s capital city rushed out of their houses and office buildings as the ground shook beneath them. At least seven tremors followed the initial quakes.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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