Tag Archive | Afghanistan

MAGNITUDE 4.7 HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

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Depth: 12 km

Distances: 201 km N of Kabul, Afghanistan / pop: 3,044,000 / local time: 07:18:07.9 2017-04-02
47 km SE of Kunduz, Afghanistan / pop: 162,000 / local time: 07:18:07.9 2017-04-02
38 km S of Khanabad, Afghanistan / pop: 71,600 / local time: 07:18:07.9 2017-04-02
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MAGNITUDE 5.3 HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

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Depth: 100 km

Distances: 215 km NE of Kabul, Afghanistan / pop: 3,043,532 / local time: 01:33:23.4 2015-09-10
118 km S of Fayzabad, Afghanistan / pop: 44,421 / local time: 01:33:23.4 2015-09-10
91 km SE of Farkhār, Afghanistan / pop: 10,480 / local time: 01:33:23.4 2015-09-10


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MAGNITUDE 5.9 HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

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Depth: 224 km

Distances: 34km (21mi) WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan
43km (27mi) WSW of Ishkashim, Tajikistan
50km (31mi) SE of Jarm, Afghanistan
86km (53mi) SE of Fayzabad, Afghanistan
287km (178mi) NE of Kabul, Afghanistan



Massive landslide kills more than 50 in Afghanistan

Disaster Alert

More than 50 people are feared dead in a landslide in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday.
 
The deputy governor for Badakshan province, Gul Muhammad Bedar, told reporters that 90 homes in a village near Afghanistan’s border with Tajikistan have completely collapsed.
 
He said there were no accurate figures on casualties but the death toll was feared to be above 50.
 
He said a rescue operation led by district and provincial authorities is being hampered by a lack of resources and bad connectivity to the remote village.
 
Last year, a landslide in the area killed more than 2,500 and destroyed hundreds of homes.
Courtesy of munsif.tv

500 head of cattle dead from landslides in Northeast Afghanistan

The death toll from several avalanches recorded in Afghanistan in the last hours increased to 88, while 26 people were injured in the middle of a snowstorm that plagues the country’s northeast, an official said.
 
The governor of the northeastern province of Panjshir, Abdul Rahman Kabiri, said that in addition at least 15 people are trapped “in remote areas” of the northeastern territorial demarcation.
 
Kabiri said the death toll could rise as rescue operations continue its course, but said they do not have sufficient machinery and equipment for snow removal.
 
About 100 homes and several schools were destroyed by snow avalanches, Kabiri said, adding that about 500 head of cattle have also died.
 
The weather situation during the last days being particularly distressing in northeastern Afghanistan.
 
On Sunday, in the province of Badakhshan, twelve people were killed in an avalanche that destroyed their homes while they slept.
 
Afghanistan suffers frequent natural disasters that cause great loss, as landslides that killed 2,000 people in May last year in the Northeast.
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MAGNITUDE 4.5 WESTERN AFGHANISTAN

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 315 km S of Mashhad, Iran / pop: 2,307,177 / local time: 05:54:47.7 2015-02-27
152 km SW of Herāt, Afghanistan / pop: 272,806 / local time: 06:54:47.7 2015-02-27
118 km SW of Zindah Jān, Afghanistan / pop: 10,104 / local time: 06:54:47.7 2015-02-27


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Mega Avalanche Kills At Least 100 With Dozens Still Missing in Afghanistan

Avalanche Emergency Alert

“Worst avalanche the country has seen in 30 years”
More than 100 people have been killed in avalanches triggered by two days of heavy snowfall in Afghanistan.
 
Rescuers have been battling treacherous conditions in their attempts to reach those still buried underneath the snow.
 
Most of the victims were in the northern Panjshir province, where snow has blocked main roads leading up to the villages affected, and dozens remain unaccounted for.
 
Provincial governor Abdul Rahman Kabiri said a team of 300 emergency workers had been sent to help, but a lack of adequate tools was hampering the operation. “We don’t have the equipment we need and people are using shovels and their bare hands to reach the trapped people,” he said.
 
At least 100 homes have also been destroyed in what has been described as the worst avalanches the country has seen in 30 years.
 
The blizzard has left parts of Kabul without electricity after hitting power cables along the Salang Pass, which connects the capital to the country’s north.
 
The current conditions are expected to last for another two days, prompting fears of an imminent humanitarian emergency.
 
This week’s storm interrupted an otherwise mild and dry winter, but natural disasters are common in Afghanistan’s mountainous north.
 
Last May, up to 2,700 people were killed after a mountain collapsed in Badakhstan province. Another landslide left 75 people dead in Baghlan province in 2012. The vast majority of bodies were never recovered, and the site was eventually turned into a memorial site.
 
Despite an influx of international aid to Afghanistan following the collapse of the Taliban, it remains one of the poorest countries in the world and rescue operations are often beset by a lack of funding and infrastructure.
Courtesy of Sky News

MAGNITUDE 5.2 HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

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Depth: 238 km

Distances: 293 km N of Peshāwar, Pakistan / pop: 1,218,773 / local time: 13:58:05.9 2014-11-21
75 km SE of Fayzabad, Afghanistan / pop: 44,421 / local time: 13:28:05.9 2014-11-21
40 km SE of Jarm, Afghanistan / pop: 12,106 / local time: 13:28:05.9 2014-11-21


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MAGNITUDE 5.2 HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

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Depth: 31 km

Distances: 14km (9mi) S of Farkhar, Afghanistan
42km (26mi) SE of Taloqan, Afghanistan
70km (43mi) ESE of Khanabad, Afghanistan
75km (47mi) S of Rustaq, Afghanistan
221km (137mi) NNE of Kabul, Afghanistan

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MAGNITUDE 5.3 HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

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Depth: 97 km

Distances: 8km (5mi) WSW of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan
96km (60mi) S of Jarm, Afghanistan
97km (60mi) SE of Farkhar, Afghanistan
106km (66mi) SW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan
214km (133mi) NE of Kabul, Afghanistan  

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