2010 Afghanistan earthquake

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2010 Afghanistan earthquake
Date 18 April 2010 20:28:50 UTC
Magnitude 5.4 MW[1]
Depth 11 kilometres (7 mi)[2]
Epicenter 32°40′08″N 67°39′11″E / 32.669°N 67.653°E / 32.669; 67.653Coordinates: 32°40′08″N 67°39′11″E / 32.669°N 67.653°E / 32.669; 67.653[2]
Areas affected Afghanistan
Max. intensity VII (Very Strong)
Casualties 11 killed, 70+ injured

The 2010 Afghanistan earthquake occurred on April 18 with a Mercalli intensity of VII (Very Strong).

Eleven people were killed and more than 70 were injured. More than two thousand houses were destroyed. The earthquake could be felt in Mazar-i-Sharif, Kabul, and elsewhere in Afghanistan, as well as in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

The biggest earthquake in Afghanistan in 2010 was in Hindu Kush Region that occurred on Sep 17, 2010. Magnitude 6.3 and Depth 220.1 km (136.764 mi) [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PAGER - M 5.4 - CENTRAL AFGHANISTAN". Earthquake.usgs.gov. Archived from the original on 23 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Significant Earthquakes of the World". Earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  3. ^ "Map of epicenter of M 6.3 Earthquake in HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN". Retrieved 9 August 2011.