Earthquake in Northern Afghanistan


This earthquake can have a high humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 7.5M, Depth: 212.52km
  • on 26 Oct 2015 09:09 UTC (05:09 EST)
  • •931,807 people within 100km

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Last updated: 26 October 2015