2013 Laghman earthquake

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2013 Laghman earthquake
2013 Laghman earthquake is located in Afghanistan
2013 Laghman earthquake
UTC time ??
ISC event
Date * April 24, 2013 (2013-04-24)
Origin time * 09:25 (UTC)
Local date
Local time
Magnitude 5.6 Mw
Depth 40 miles
Epicenter 34°30′29″N 70°09′48″E / 34.508177°N 70.16328°E / 34.508177; 70.16328Coordinates: 34°30′29″N 70°09′48″E / 34.508177°N 70.16328°E / 34.508177; 70.16328
Areas affected
Total damage 345 homes damaged
Casualties 18 dead, 130 injured[1]
Deprecated  See documentation.

The 2013 Laghman earthquake occurred with magnitude of 5.6,[2][3] with an epicenter 11 km (seven miles) from Mehtar Lam, the capital of Afghanistan's eastern province of Laghman Province near Jalalabad, Afghanistan at 09:25 UTC on April 24.[4] The quake took place 6.6 km down the surface. The tremors were also felt in the neighboring Pakistan and India. There were no immediate reports of any casualty or injury.[5]

Earthquake tremors were felt across Pakistan including in Parachinar, Mohmad Agency, Shabqadar, Swat, Peshawar, Islamabad, Chiniot and Lahore.[6] On April 16, a 7.8 earthquake with its epicenter in Iran was also felt across Pakistan. At least 40 people were killed in Mashakhel a town located on in Balochistan near the Pak-Iran border.

Damage and casualties

See also


  1. ^ "Afghan quake, floods kills at least 33". Reuters. 2013-04-20. Retrieved 2013-04-24.
  2. ^ "6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan, tremors felt in Pak, India". Ibnlive.in.com. Retrieved 2013-04-24.
  3. ^ "6.2-magnitude quake shakes Pakistan — World — DNA". Dnaindia.com. Retrieved 2013-04-24.
  4. ^ "M 5.7 Earthquake, 11km S of Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan". Retrieved 2013-04-24.
  5. ^ "Earthquake shakes buildings in Delhi, J&K — The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2013-04-24.
  6. ^ "Earthquake tremors felt across Pakistan". Thenews.com.pk. 2013-04-17. Retrieved 2013-04-24.
  7. ^ "Afghan quake and floods kill 38", Al Arabiya, 25 April 2013

External links

  • The International Seismological Centre has a bibliography and/or authoritative data for this event.
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