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Afghanistan: Earthquake: 2022/06/22 Country Information on DRR

Period 2022/06/22
Country or District Afghanistan
Event Type Earthquake
Outline An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 at a depth of 10 km occurred in the Spera District (Khost Province, eastern Afghanistan) close to the border with western Pakistan on 21 June 2022 at 20.54 UTC (22 June 2022 at 1.24 local time). The epicentre was located 47 km south-west of Khost City. The preliminary report from different sources shows that hundreds of people were dead and injured, and many houses were destroyed in the eastern provinces, especially in Khost, Paktika, and Nangarhar.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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UNOCHA 2022/06/30
The multi-sectoral Emergency Earthquake Appeal targets approximately 362,000 earthquake affected people across provinces in south eastern Afghanistan. A total of $110.3 million is urgently required to frontload life-saving response activities over the course of three months (July-September).

UNOCHA 2022/06/26
Latest findings from needs assessments reveal that at least 155 children were killed and nearly 250 children were injured by the earthquake, with 86 per cent losing their lives in Giyan district (134), Paktika province alone.

BBC 2022/06/22
A powerful earthquake has killed at least 1,000 people and injured 1,500 in eastern Afghanistan, an official of the ruling Taliban told the BBC.

ECHO 2022/06/22
According to media reports, 920 people have died, over 600 people have been injured and infrastructure was damaged.

Geographycal Data

UNOSAT 2022/06/30
Afghanistan Gyan District, Pakteka Province Imagery Analysis: 24/06/2022 Published 30/06/2022

Sentinel Asia 2022/06/27
Earthquake in Afghanistan on 22 June, 2022

International Charter, UNOSAT 2022/06/24
Preliminary satellite-derived damage assessment Khost Earthquake (21 June 2022, Mw 6.2): Paktika and Khost Provinces, Afghanistan (24 June 2022)

International Charter 2022/06/22
Earthquake in Afghanistan

iMMAP 2022/06/22
Afghanistan Earthquake: 5.9 Magnitude Spera District of Khost Province June 22, 2022

USGS 2022/06/22
M 5.9 - 46 km SW of Khost, Afghanistan