M6.4 earthquake hits Hindu Kush, Afghanistan at intermediate depth

M6.4 earthquake hits Hindu Kush, Afghanistan at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Hindu Kush, Afghanistan at 09:20 UTC on January 11, 2024. The agency is reporting a depth of 206.6 km (128 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 201 km (125 miles).

Western Afghanistan hit by fourth M6.3 earthquake since October 7

Western Afghanistan hit by fourth M6.3 earthquake since October 7

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 at 03:36 UTC (08:06 local time) on October 15, 2023. The agency is reporting a depth of 8 km (5 miles). This region of Afghanistan was hit by a total 4 of M6.3 earthquakes (USGS) since October 7 when twin M6.3s killed more than 2 400 people.

Western Afghanistan hit by third M6.3 earthquake since October 7

Western Afghanistan hit by third M6.3 earthquake since October 7

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit western Afghanistan at 00:41 UTC on October 11, 2023. The agency is reporting a depth of 9 km (5.6 miles). This is the third M6.3 earthquake to hit this area of Afghanistan since twin M6.3s on October 7 in which more than 2 400 people lost their lives.

Series of powerful earthquakes, including twin M6.3s, hit western Afghanistan in quick succession – more than 2 000 killed and 9 000 injured

Series of powerful earthquakes, including twin M6.3s, hit western Afghanistan in quick succession – more than 2 000 killed and 9 000 injured

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit western Afghanistan at 06:41 UTC (10:11 local time) on October 7, 2023. The quake was followed by M5.5 at 06:49 UTC, M4.7 at 07:10 UTC, M6.3 at 07:12 UTC, and M5.9 at 07:40 UTC — all at shallow depths between 7.7 and 14 km (4.8 – 8.7 miles).

Severe flash floods hit Afghanistan, leaving 31 dead, 600 homes damaged or destroyed

Severe flash floods hit Afghanistan, leaving 31 dead, 600 homes damaged or destroyed

Afghanistan is grappling with a growing crisis as heavy rains continue to pummel the central and eastern regions of the country since July 22, 2023, triggering devastating flash floods. The provinces of Maidan Wardak, Khost, and the area surrounding the capital, Kabul, have been particularly affected.

Heavy rainfall triggers fatal floods and extensive damage in Afghanistan

Heavy rainfall triggers fatal floods and extensive damage in Afghanistan

In recent days, central Afghanistan, specifically Ghor Province, has been severely impacted by heavy rainfall that triggered floods, resulting in casualties and significant damage. Six people have been reported dead, with one person missing, and over 100 houses, along with 200 ha (494 acres) of crops, have been destroyed.

Series of fatal avalanches strike Afghanistan and Tajikistan amid heavy snowfall

Series of fatal avalanches strike Afghanistan and Tajikistan amid heavy snowfall

A series of deadly avalanches caused by heavy snowfall have impacted Afghanistan and Tajikistan over the past couple of days, causing damage and leaving at least 25 people dead. The avalanches struck mountainous regions in both countries, including the Kunar and Badakhshan provinces of Afghanistan and Tajikistan’s eastern Gorno-Badakhshan region.