Afghanistan : Earthquake : 2005/12/13
|Country or District||Afghanistan|
|Outline||Scores of houses were damaged and up to 400 cattle killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday when a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the Hindu Kush mountains, but there were no reports of human casualties, an official said.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
At least 10 people, including three children, were injured and 200 homes destroyed when an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale hit northeastern Afghanistan early on Tuesday, officials at the interior ministry said on Wednesday.
Reuters AlertNet 2005/12/13
The reports we have indicate that some 100 houses have been damaged and between 300 and 400 cattle have been killed," Shamsur Rahman, deputy governor of the northeastern Badakhshan province, told Reuters.
Geographycal Data Information
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
A strong earthquake occurred at 21:47:46 (UTC) on Monday, December 12, 2005. The magnitude 6.6 event has been located in the HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN.