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

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


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(Rapid Impact)
GDACS score
NEIC 2.3 2.3
us7000hj3u Scaled population (raster) 2.64  
  C1 rapid impact -0.59  
  C2 rapid impact 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.29  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

The green area correspond to areas affected by strong shaking (MMI VI or higher) according to the simulation.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1449783 0 21 Jun 2022 20:54 6.1M, 50.83km 5.75 N/A (in MMI>=VII) N/A 00:22 NEIC
1449790 2.3 21 Jun 2022 20:54 5.9M, 10km 6.8 6 thousand (in MMI>=VII) N/A 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.

Rapid Impact

The results presented below are calculated with the ShakeMap open source software (USGS) using only earthquake hypocenter information to provide a rapid estimation of the ground motion and shaking intensity without taking into account any instrumental observations or earthquake source scaling laws.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Afghanistan ,of Paktika (population -99,999) . The alertlevel for this event is RED

Intensity Population
5700 people
110000 people
550000 people

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Paktika Afghanistan 14000 people
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Pakistan <1000 people
Paktia Afghanistan no people
Paktika Afghanistan 84000 people
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Pakistan 34000 people
Paktia Afghanistan 160000 people
Paktika Afghanistan 78000 people
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Pakistan 90000 people
Paktia Afghanistan 300000 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
Nikbal Khowst Afghanistan Village - 33 km
Tani Khowst Afghanistan Village - 33 km
Vazay Paktia Afghanistan Village - 31 km
Khowst Khowst Afghanistan Village 96000 people 46 km
Mazarkhel Paktia Afghanistan Village - 58 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Khost KHT 1172 Civ. Unpaved No 6500 49 km

More information

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