VOA News April 10, 2016 A strong earthquake centered in northeast Afghanistan rattled parts of Central and South Asia on Sunday. AFP reported one person was killed by falling debris in Pakistan’s mountainous northern region of Gilgit-Baltistan. There were no other immediate reports of fatalities or substantial damage in the four countries that felt the
Bakhtar News Agency: Pul-e-Khumri (BNA) A strong earthquake jolted northwest of the country at 12:05 pm today. Mohammad Nasir Kohzad head of counter-disaster in Baghlan said BNA, the center of the earthquake was Baghlan province, but said nothing about the damages and casualties of the earthquake so far. The news will update as more information comes available.
RT: The quake happened 43km south of the village of Jarm, 64km and 75km from the city of Fayzabad, the provincial capital and largest city in Badakhshan Province in northern Afghanistan. The city has a population of about 50,000. The quake was at a depth of 176.7km, USGS added. Click here to read more (external link). Related
The Washington Post: When the next major earthquake hits Afghanistan, could it leave the leadership of the Afghan military buried under five stories’ worth of rubble? John F. Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, does not rule it out. In an audit set for release Thursday, Sopko said the new $155 million Afghan military headquarters, funded
Khaama Press: Afghanistan was once again jolted by another earthquake in the early hours of Wednesday morning, four days after a mild earthquake jolted different parts of the country including capital Kabul. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) the epicenter of the earthquake was recorded in Jurm district of northeastern Badakhshan province. The magnitude of the
Khaama Press: A mild earthquake jolted Kabul city this afternoon with epicenter of the quake reported in northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.0 with the epicenter recorded in Jurm district having a location of 36.580°N 70.937°E and depth of 219 km. Click here
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 2, 2016 A 5.3-magnitude earthquake was felt in Afghanistan and across the border in Pakistan on January 2, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey says the epicenter of the quake was some 69 kilometers south-southeast of the city of Faizabad, the capital
Khyber News: According to a Seismic Monitoring Center, the intensity of the quake was recorded at 4.6 on the Richter scale at a depth of 178 kilometer, with its epicenter lying in the Hindu Kush region. Click here to read more (external link).