Overview of Disasters in Tajikistan, 25 April - 23 May 2012
Mudflows, Avalanches, Floods and Earthquake
Increased and intense precipitations, weather temperature increase in lower elevations of the country at the end of April and throughout May have triggered numerous mudflows, floods and avalanches in different districts of the country. In addition, on May 13, 2012 an earthquake of 5,6 magnitude occurred with the epicenter in Rasht valley. Occurred disasters have caused number of causalities and major damages to private and social infrastructure and livelihoods of the population.
Below is a brief summary of all the disasters occurred around the country throughout 25 April – 23 May 2012, including the brief information on the damage caused, provided by the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense.