1TV: A magnitude 5.6 earthquake was recorded in Afghanistan’s north-eastern province of Badakhshan on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of major damage. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: A magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit Baghlan province in the north of Afghanistan on Wednesday night, injuring nine people and damaging 60 residential houses. Mohammad Naseer Kohzad, Natural Disaster Management Director in Baghlan province, told Ariana News that the epicenter of the jolt was Hindu Kush mountains range, 14 kilometers far away from Pul-e-Khumri, the capital
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 9, 2018 A strong earthquake has struck a remote region of Tajikistan, with tremors felt in the capitals of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.2-magnitude quake was centered in a mountainous border region near Afghanistan. In Islamabad and Kabul, people fled their offices and homes. There
theirworld.org: Afghanistan and Turkey are two of the world’s earthquake hotspots – and both are making huge efforts to upgrade or replace thousands of at-risk schools. The Afghan government is planning to build 20,000 new schools to help it reach full enrollment by 2030. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News January 31, 2018 A young Pakistani girl was killed Wednesday by a strong earthquake that struck several thousand kilometers away in northeast Afghanistan. The U.S. Geological Survey says the epicenter of the 6.1 magnitude quake was located about 35 kilometers south of Jarm in the Hindu Kush region near the border with Tajikistan,
KABUL, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) — A slight quake jolted Afghanistan’s northeastern Badakhshan, Takhar and the northern Kunduz and Baghlan provinces on Sunday, but no casualty has been reported. The tremor, according to locals and officials, occurred at around 01:40 p.m. local time in the said areas. “The tremor struck Badakhshan province but fortunately it was not
VOA News October 28, 2017 An earthquake struck in a mountainous region in northeastern Afghanistan late Saturday and could be felt in nearby Pakistan. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 5.2 magnitude quake in the Hindu Kush region, while the Pakistan Meteorological Department recorded the temblor at 5.7 magnitude. There were no immediate reports of
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 26, 2017 A remote region of northeast Afghanistan has been hit by a 5.4-magnitude earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reports. The USGS said the earthquake hit at 4 a.m. on June 26 in a remote village of the Kuran wa Munjan district in Badakhshan Province, near the border of
REACH Initiative: In October 2015, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Badakhshan province, leaving over a hundred dead and tens of thousands displaced across Afghanistan’s most mountainous region. The earthquake struck during the lead up to winter, which only exacerbated the need to provide immediate winterized shelter assistance. Given the difficulty of accessing many affected areas, cash
KABUL, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) — A 4.6-magnitude earthquake rattled Afghanistan on Thursday afternoon and was felt in capital Kabul, causing panic among residents. The tremor struck northeastern parts of Pul-e-Alam, capital of eastern Logar province, 60 km south of Kabul, according to local officials. “The initial information by our disaster officials found no casualties have