Afghanistan: Moderate earthquake kills at least 18, injures 141, 676 homes damaged or destroyed – 250413 2025z

A moderate earthquake that struck eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday resulted in the deaths of at least 18 people, the presidential palace said on Thursday, adding that 130 others were injured and that hundreds of homes in the area were damaged.

The 5.6-magnitude earthquake at 1:55 p.m. local time (0925 GMT) on Wednesday was centered about 11 kilometers (6 miles) south of Mehtar Lam, a town in Laghman province. It struck about 62.1 kilometers (38.6 miles) deep, making it a relatively shallow earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

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Afghanistan: HAP FLASH Situation Report, 25 April 2013

Background:

Earthquake 2013-04-24 13:55:30 UTC, Magnitude = 5.7 has shocked eastern region of the country 24- Apr-13 which caused damage to houses, deaths, injuries, total 676 houses damaged, 18 died, 141 injuries and as well as unknown number of livestock killed due to the incident.

Nangarhar: Reports from different organization indicates 300 houses damaged, 16 deaths, 126 injured and 26 livestock killed.

Kunar:

• Total affected families in Khas Kunar = 200 families, 2 individuals died, 11 injured.

• Total affected families in Nurgal = 110 families, 4 individuals injured.

• Total affected families in Chawki = 40 families.

• Total affected families in Sarkano district = 16 families

• Total affected families in Wata Por district = 10 families

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Earthquake in Afghanistan

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