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2013 Laghman earthquake

2013 Laghman earthquake
2013 Laghman earthquake is located in Afghanistan
2013 Laghman earthquake
Date April 24, 2013 (2013-04-24)
Origin time 09:25 (UTC)
Magnitude 5.6 Mw
Depth 40 miles
Epicenter
Areas affected
Total damage 345 homes damaged
Casualties 18 dead, 130 injured[1]

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

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  7. ^ "Afghan quake and floods kill 38", Al Arabiya, 25 April 2013
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