dba: A relatively strong earthquake hit Afghanistan’s northern province of Balkh on February 18. The 5.0-magnitude quake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers, according to the United States Geological Survey. Haji Zaid, the Balkh governor’s spokesman, said on social media that there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. Click here to read
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi January 15, 2024 UNICEF, the UN’s aid and relief organization for children, has called for greater support for the nearly 100,000 children affected by the October earthquakes in the western Afghan province of Herat. In a January 15 statement marking 100 days since the first earthquake on October 7, UNICEF said
Ariana: A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4-magnitude shook Afghanistan and neighboring countries on Thursday at 1:40pm. The quake’s epicenter was in Jurm, in Badakhshan province, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. So far, there is no information about casualties or damage. Click here to read more (external link).
The Telegraph (UK): Between October 7 and October 15, Herat province in western Afghanistan was hit by four back-to-back earthquakes, each registering a magnitude of 6.3. This seismic cascade was interspersed with frequent and ongoing tremors, which have left people in “a persistent state of anxiety and fear”, the World Health Organization has said. Seven
A 12th-century mosque and minarets from 1417 are visibly cracked, with ornate tiles falling to the ground in Herat, Afghanistan. The ancient monuments had been neglected even before Afghanistan’s severe 6.3-magnitude earthquakes in October, in which more than 1,000 people died. Now the Herat monuments are showing significant signs of damage while the Taliban government
ANI: An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 struck Afghanistan on Tuesday, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) reported. The quake took place in early hours today at 00:03:14 IST and was reported at a depth of 73 km. No casualties have been reported. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Local officials of the Gayan district said that houses have not yet been built for many earthquake victims in the district. According to them, more than 7,000 houses in the district were destroyed in the deadly earthquake of 1401. The residents of Gayan Paktika district want the authorities to pay attention to the
The Art Newspaper: The Zinda Jan and Injil districts sustained the worst of the damage. Arash Boostani, a project manager for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) in Afghanistan, who had visited some of the villages in those districts over the years, says many of them contained ancient vernacular architecture structures that dated back
Khaama: The World Health Organization has expressed concern over the situation of earthquake survivors in Herat province. The Organization stated that many people are still living in unsanitary conditions and lack access to basic life necessities. This organization, in a report published on Saturday, has emphasized that earthquake survivors in Herat are exposed to increasing
dpa: Another earthquake has hit western Afghanistan, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), weeks after a series of deadly quakes rocked the area. The quake on the morning of October 28 had a magnitude of 4.5 and occurred at a depth of around 10 kilometers, the USGS posted on its website. There were