Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Earthquake near Kabul, Afghanistan kills 23

Death toll has risen to 23. At least 120 people are reported to be injured in Nangarhar and Kunar region of Afghanistan.


Earthquake near Kabul, Afghanistan has claimed lives of 13 people, Afghan TV News Network mentions.  Fatalities are from Nangarhar area.

Update 10:15 UTC
Following Reuters, earthquake swayed buildings in New Delhi, India and people ran into the street in the northern region of Kashmir. Feel free to write your experiences regarding the earthquake in Kabul today in the comment section below.

Update 10:00 UTC

USGS estimates maximum shaking intensity of IV (light) in Sheywah, Goshtah, Sultanpur-e `Ulya, Jalalabad, Qarghah'i and Mehtar Lam.
MMI III (weak): Kabul, Charikar, Peshawar, Khost and Asadabad.

Update 09:55 UTC

Pakistan Meteorological Department is reporting a magnitude of 6.2 @ 72 km depth.

Update 09:45 UTC

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake was felt in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, India's New Delhi and Kabul, Afghanistan.

M 5.7 strong earthquake shakes Kabul, Afghanistan today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 11 km (6 miles) S of Mehtar Lam and 97 km from Kabul, Afghanistan. It was 40.5 miles deep.

09:25 UTC (local time Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 01:55 PM @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
11 km (6 miles) S of Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan
25 km (15 miles) NW of Jalalabad, Afghanistan
66 km (41 miles) NW of Markaz-e Woluswali-ye Achin, Afghanistan
69 km (42 miles) NE of Hukumati Azrow, Afghanistan

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 24, 2013