|Country or District||Afghanistan|
|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|
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.
According to media reports, 920 people have died, over 600 people have been injured and infrastructure was damaged.
International Charter 2022/06/22
Earthquake in Afghanistan
Afghanistan Earthquake: 5.9 Magnitude Spera District of Khost Province June 22, 2022
M 5.9 - 46 km SW of Khost, Afghanistan