Afghanistan: Earthquake - Apr 2013

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A 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck 24 kilometers northwest of the Nangarhar provincial capital Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistani border on 24 Apr 2013. The quake killed 18 people, injured 141 and damaged 676 houses. (IOM, 25 Apr 2013)

About 120,000 people were affected by natural disasters in 2013, including the earthquake. These households are expected to remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2) between now and September. (FEWS NET, 24 Jun 2013)

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