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Afghanistan: Earthquake: 2022/01/17 Country Information on DRR

Period 2022/01/17
Country or District Afghanistan
Event Type Earthquake
Outline A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck in Qadis District, Badghis Province in the Western Region of Afghanistan at 16:10 local time (UTC+4:30) on 17 January 2022. The earthquake was preceded by a smaller earthquake and was felt in Badghis, Ghor and Hirat Provinces. The earthquake reportedly resulted in human casualties and damages to homes and infrastructure in Qadis District, Badghis Province.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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UNOCHA 2022/01/21
According to the information received from the local sources, the number of deaths due to the earthquake have risen to 27 people.

UNOCHA 2022/01/18
Initial reports indicate that 26 people were reportedly killed, four people injured, and hundreds of houses were damaged or destroyed.

Geographycal Data

ECHO 2022/01/18
Afghanistan | Earthquake of 5.3M of 17 January – DG ECHO Daily Map | 18/01/2022

USGS 2022/01/17
M 5.3 - 41 km E of Qala i Naw, Afghanistan