M 5.9 in Afghanistan on 21 Jun 2022 20:54 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Glide number: EQ-2022-000232-AFG
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 33.0924 , 69.5135
Event Date: 21 Jun 2022 20:54 UTC
22 Jun 2022 01:24 Local
Exposed Population: About 17000 people in MMI
290 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Source: NEIC us7000hj3u
Inserted at: 21 Jun 2022 21:52 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score
7.5 (Afghanistan)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: Afghanistan= 7.5; Pakistan= 5.7

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 4.1 4.1
us7000hj3u Scaled population (raster) 5.25  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.29  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1449783 0.5 21 Jun 2022 20:54 6.1M, 50.83km 5.78 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:22 NEIC
1449790 4.1 21 Jun 2022 20:54 5.9M, 10km 9.24 290 thousand (in MMI>=VII) 00:57 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Afghanistan , Province of Paktika (population 83,036) . The nearest places are Jangalay, Afdzal Kala, Kocon, Zabo China, Bazikani, Spera, Ghorma, Kamkay Mana, Adghala, Bibi, and Ebrahim.

Radius Population
100 km 3.3 million people
75 km 2 million people
50 km 920000 people
20 km 78000 people
10 km 7200 people
5 km 2000 people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Paktika Afghanistan 83000 people
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Pakistan <1000 people
Paktia Afghanistan 23000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Jangalay Khowst Afghanistan Village - 3 km
Afdzal Kala Paktika Afghanistan Village - 4 km
Kocon Khowst Afghanistan Village - 7 km
Zabo China Federally Administered Tribal Areas Pakistan Village - 9 km
Bazikani Paktika Afghanistan Village - 11 km
Spera Paktika Afghanistan Village - 11 km
Ghorma Paktika Afghanistan Village - 12 km
Kamkay Mana Khowst Afghanistan Village - 13 km
Adghala Paktika Afghanistan Village - 15 km
Bibi Federally Administered Tribal Areas Pakistan Village - 15 km
Bakhmala Paktika Afghanistan Village - 15 km
Dabar Khowst Afghanistan Village - 15 km
Cunjay Khowst Afghanistan Village - 17 km
Zarak Paktika Afghanistan Village - 20 km
Dabay Paktika Afghanistan Village - 20 km
Ayitay Paktia Afghanistan Village - 20 km
Mandata Khowst Afghanistan Village - 21 km
Star Kac Paktia Afghanistan Village - 22 km
Khan Amir Kalay Paktika Afghanistan Village - 22 km
Kamin Kot Paktika Afghanistan Village - 23 km
'Ala'uddin Paktia Afghanistan Village - 23 km
Hesarak Khowst Afghanistan Village - 23 km
Elmarah Paktia Afghanistan Village - 24 km
Pawas Paktika Afghanistan Village - 24 km
Srah Meydan Kalay Paktika Afghanistan Village - 25 km
Sheranni Federally Administered Tribal Areas Pakistan Village - 25 km
Wuzhgai Federally Administered Tribal Areas Pakistan Village - 25 km
Worzhanah Kalay Paktika Afghanistan Village - 26 km
Mita Paktia Afghanistan Village - 26 km
Hasem Kot Khowst Afghanistan Village - 26 km
'Alaqadari Naka Paktika Afghanistan Village - 27 km
Sorikhel Paktia Afghanistan Village - 27 km
Golam Kot Paktika Afghanistan Village - 27 km
Zaramkhan Kot Paktika Afghanistan Village - 27 km
Almara Khowst Afghanistan Village - 28 km
Khvajeh Kowt Paktia Afghanistan Village - 29 km
Golum Paktika Afghanistan Village - 30 km
Jangikhel Paktika Afghanistan Village - 31 km
Kackae Khowst Afghanistan Village - 31 km
Pir Gowti Paktika Afghanistan Village - 31 km
Jan Sareh Kalay Khowst Afghanistan Village - 31 km
Vazay Paktia Afghanistan Village - 31 km
Faqir Kalay Paktika Afghanistan Village - 32 km
Dadawri Kalay Paktika Afghanistan Village - 32 km
Nikeh Paktia Afghanistan Village - 33 km
Chaprai Federally Administered Tribal Areas Pakistan Village - 33 km
Nikbal Khowst Afghanistan Village - 33 km
Tani Khowst Afghanistan Village - 33 km
Barak Kalay Paktia Afghanistan Village - 34 km
Demyanay Paktika Afghanistan Village - 35 km
Ahmadbeg Paktia Afghanistan Village - 36 km
Sreh Kot Kalay Paktika Afghanistan Village - 36 km
Baqikhel Paktika Afghanistan Village - 36 km
Moghol Gi Khowst Afghanistan Village - 36 km
Arin Kot Khowst Afghanistan Village - 37 km
Bugh Paktia Afghanistan Village - 37 km
Seway Khowst Afghanistan Village - 38 km
'Aliwat Khowst Afghanistan Village - 38 km
Tut Narai Federally Administered Tribal Areas Pakistan Village - 38 km
Alimohd-Khel Paktia Afghanistan Village - 38 km
Celam Kae Paktia Afghanistan Village - 38 km
Boya Federally Administered Tribal Areas Pakistan Village - 40 km
Esma'ilkhel Paktika Afghanistan Village - 40 km
Arabkhel Paktia Afghanistan Village - 41 km
Maseray Paktika Afghanistan Village - 41 km
Gorbaz Khowst Afghanistan Village - 41 km
Bori Kalay Khowst Afghanistan Village - 42 km
Tawdobay Kalay Paktika Afghanistan Village - 42 km
Arghu Khowst Afghanistan Village - 42 km
Pai Muhammad Federally Administered Tribal Areas Pakistan Village - 42 km
Qarya-i-Saykh-ha Paktika Afghanistan Village - 42 km
Sur Zghamay Paktika Afghanistan Village - 43 km
Mana Federally Administered Tribal Areas Pakistan Village - 43 km
A'ikhel Paktia Afghanistan Village - 43 km
Ashrafkheyl Paktika Afghanistan Village - 43 km
Babolkheyl Paktia Afghanistan Village - 43 km
Mehrabkhan Kalay Khowst Afghanistan Village - 44 km
Asar Khowst Afghanistan Village - 44 km
Gardedkhwahi Paktia Afghanistan Village - 45 km
Akbarkhan Kalay Khowst Afghanistan Village - 45 km
Golamkhan Kalay Khowst Afghanistan Village - 45 km
Sarhawdza Paktika Afghanistan Village - 46 km
'Alimosammad Kheyl Paktia Afghanistan Village - 46 km
Khowst Khowst Afghanistan Village 96000 people 46 km
Qadzi Kalay Paktika Afghanistan Village - 47 km
Khanagul Paktia Afghanistan Village - 47 km
Kulkunday Paktika Afghanistan Village - 48 km
Asalat Paktia Afghanistan Village - 48 km
Tawda Cina Khowst Afghanistan Village - 48 km
Ghalang Khowst Afghanistan Village - 48 km
Leguli Jar Khona Paktika Afghanistan Village - 48 km
Aka Khone Paktika Afghanistan Village - 49 km
Dara Paktia Afghanistan Village - 49 km
Bada Khona Paktika Afghanistan Village - 49 km
Kezakay Paktia Afghanistan Village - 49 km
Caperi Khowst Afghanistan Village - 49 km
Razani Federally Administered Tribal Areas Pakistan Village - 49 km
Kumbaray Khowst Afghanistan Village - 49 km
Mir Akbar Kalay Paktika Afghanistan Village - 50 km
Chineh Paktia Afghanistan Village - 50 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Khost KHT 1172 Civ. Unpaved No 6500 49 km
Miram Shah 933 0 52 km
Sarhawdza 2152 0 65 km
Gardez GRG unknown 0 69 km
Wana WAF 1387 0 88 km
Bannu BNP 404 Civ. Paved Yes 6000 96 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Baran Baran 1962 93 km

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