A new earthquake has hit western Afghanistan – several days after two large tremors in the region killed more than one thousand people.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) says the magnitude six-point-three quake struck near the city of Herat. It was at a depth of six-point-three km.
According to local health authorities, at least one person has died and another one hundred are being treated for injuries in the regional hospital.
The World Health Organisation said that more than ninety percent of those who died in the earlier quakes were women and children.