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

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
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) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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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 ,of Paktika (population -99,999) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
5500 people
1.7 million people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1449790 33.109/69.528 6.1 50.8 5.784 21 Jun 2022 21:19 00:24 (new episode)
2 2.3 1449790 33.092/69.514 5.9 10.0 7.158 21 Jun 2022 21:53 00:59 (upd of #1)
3 2.3 1449790 33.092/69.514 5.9 10.0 7.158 21 Jun 2022 22:59 02:05 (upd of #2)
4 2.3 1449790 33.092/69.514 5.9 10.0 7.158 22 Jun 2022 21:40 1d 00:45 (upd of #3)
5 4.1 1449790 33.092/69.514 5.9 10.0 9.237 24 Jun 2022 15:40 2d 18:45 (upd of #4)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Paktika Afghanistan 340000 people
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Pakistan 270000 people
Paktia Afghanistan 1 million people
Ghazni Afghanistan 18000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Spera Paktika Afghanistan Village - 11 km
Worzhanah Kalay Paktika Afghanistan Village - 26 km
Vazay Paktia Afghanistan Village - 31 km
Nikbal Khowst Afghanistan Village - 33 km
Tani Khowst Afghanistan Village - 33 km
Sarhawdza Paktika Afghanistan Village - 46 km
Khowst Khowst Afghanistan Village 96000 people 46 km
Soltani Paktika Afghanistan Village - 51 km
Sarobi Paktika Afghanistan Village - 52 km
Miram Shah Federally Administered Tribal Areas Pakistan Village 3300 people 53 km
Mazarkhel Paktia Afghanistan Village - 58 km
Dheri Paktia Afghanistan Village - 59 km
Yaqubi Khowst Afghanistan Village - 60 km
Gardez Paktia Afghanistan City 100000 people 62 km
Mota Khan Paktika Afghanistan Village - 62 km
Goldadkheyl Paktia Afghanistan Village - 63 km
Tora Tega Khowst Afghanistan Village - 66 km
Muskhel Paktika Afghanistan Village - 77 km
Palaw Paktika Afghanistan Village - 83 km

see full list


Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Khost KHT 1172 Civ. Unpaved No 6500
Miram Shah 933 0
Sarhawdza 2152 0

More information

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