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Duration2022/01/17 A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck in Qadis District, Badghis Province in the Western Region of Afghanistan at 16:10 local time (UTC+4:30) on 17 January 2022. The earthquake was preceded by a smaller earthquake and was felt in Badghis, Ghor and Hirat Provinces. The earthquake reportedly resulted in human casualties and damages to homes and infrastructure in Qadis District, Badghis Province.
Country or DistrictAfghanistan

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Personal Injury Material Damage Others

Specific Matters

Related Links
  • UNOCHA 2022/01/21
    According to the information received from the local sources, the number of deaths due to the earthquake have risen to 27 people.
  • UNOCHA 2022/01/18
    Initial reports indicate that 26 people were reportedly killed, four people injured, and hundreds of houses were damaged or destroyed.
Geographycal Data Information
  • ECHO 2022/01/18
    Afghanistan | Earthquake of 5.3M of 17 January – DG ECHO Daily Map | 18/01/2022
  • USGS 2022/01/17
    M 5.3 - 41 km E of Qala i Naw, Afghanistan
Emergency Relief Information
Urgent Report from Supporting Members of the Asian Disaster Reduction Center