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International Recovery Platform

Nahrin Earthquake, 2002

Country Afghanistan
Location Nahrin district, Baghlan province in northern Afghanistan

Brief Overview of the Disaster
An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred on Friday 12 April at 04:00:26 UTC at 35.88N 69.25E and at a depth of 33km. This point is approximately 150 kilometers north of Kabul in Nahrin district, Baghlan province. This most recent earthquake was centered in the same area as the powerful earthquake that struck on 25 March that killed up to 1,000 people and left tens of thousands of people homeless. The quake of was felt in Kabul, but there are no reports of damage and casualties in the capital.

Displaced 10,000 homeless
Dead 1000
Missing Not specified
Injured 1,228
Housing Destroyed/Damaged 1,500 destroyed
Total Damage and Losses (in USD) Not specified
Note Statistics from Database 2007, total affected: 91,228 people
Main Source
GLIDE No. EQ-2002-000175-AFG