April 2009 Afghanistan earthquake

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2009 Afghanistan earthquake
April 2009 Afghanistan earthquake is located in Afghanistan
April 2009 Afghanistan earthquake
Date 16 April 2009 (2009-04-16)
Magnitude 5.5 Mw[1]
Depth 5 kilometres (3.1 mi)
Epicenter 34°12′N 70°06′E / 34.2°N 70.1°E / 34.2; 70.1Coordinates: 34°12′N 70°06′E / 34.2°N 70.1°E / 34.2; 70.1
Areas affected Afghanistan
Pakistan
Casualties 22+ dead and 20+ injured (As of April 17, 2009)

The 2009 Afghanistan earthquake occurred with a moment magnitude of 5.5 in eastern Afghanistan on 15 April at 01:57 local time (21:27 UTC). The earthquake was followed two hours later by an aftershock of 5.1 moment magnitude. The quakes struck about 50 miles (90 km) east of Kabul near the Pakistan border. A government representative told AP News that the quakes killed 22 people, wounded 20 and destroyed 100 homes.[2]

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  1. ^ "Two quakes rock east Afghanistan". BBC News. 2009-04-16. Archived from the original on 12 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 
  2. ^ "Two quakes rock east Afghanistan". BBC. 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2009-10-03.