Afghanistan Earthquake Situation Report no. 1

Situation Update

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake with 189 km depth struck Afghanistan today causing injuries and deaths, as well as damage in infrastructure in some parts of the country (Source: U.S. Geological Survey). Some 866 060 people live 100 km around the epicentre Jurm district, 65 km South of Faizabad, Badakshan.

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System has issued RED alert on the Afghanistan earthquake. WHO is closely monitoring the situation as it unfolds for first-hand information. Information are coming in through phone and email.

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