Three earthquakes happen in the world in one day – level 2

10-10-2023 15:00

On Saturday morning, three strong earthquakes happened in different parts of the world. They shook Papua New Guinea, Mexico, and Afghanistan.

The most serious earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 hit Afghanistan, near Herat city. It caused at least 15 deaths and left 78 people hurt. Sadly, more casualties may come. After the first earthquake, there were three more powerful shakes. They made buildings fall and trapped people under the rubble. Afghanistan often has earthquakes because two big pieces of the Earth’s crust, the Indian plate and the Eurasian plate, meet there.

Before the earthquake in Afghanistan, Mexico, and Papua New Guinea also felt strong quakes, with magnitudes of 6.3 and 6.7. Luckily, they didn’t report any dead or injured people.

Difficult words: magnitude (a number which says how strong an earthquake is), casualty (a person who dies in an accident or war), crust (the hard top part of something).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What other regions of the world experience earthquakes due to the two big pieces of the Earth's crust meeting?


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