Afghanistan/Pakistan: Earthquake - Oct 2015
Around 13:40 local time (UTC +4:30) on 26 October 2015, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Badakhshan Province in the north-east region of Afghanistan. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake’s epicentre was 82 km southeast of Feyzabad in the Hindu Kush mountain range and 213 km in depth. The quakes impact was felt beyond Afghanistan as damages and casualties have been reported in the western part of Pakistan while minor damage occurred in India. (IFRC, 2 Nov 2015)
Preliminary reports from the Pakistan National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) indicate 272 deaths, 2,152 people injured and 25,367 houses damaged across the country.(IFRC, 3 Nov 2015)
In Afghanistan, Assessment reports indicate 117 deaths, 544 people injured, 12,794 homes damaged and 7,384 houses destroyed. Furthermore, 136,967 people are still in need of humanitarian assistance, of which 131,345 people have received some form of assistance so far date. More than 51,000 people were affected in Badakhshan alone, where property damage was most extensive. The earthquake claimed the most lives and caused the most casualties in Kunar and Nangarhar provinces. Access remains the most significant challenge in providing assistance to people in need and is an issue reaching at least 194 villages affected by the earthquake. (IFRC, 15 Dec 2015)
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On 26 October 2015 at 14:09h local time, an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck North West Pakistan. The epicenter of the quake was in neighbouring Afghanistan in a remote part of the Hindukush mountain range at a depth of 212.5 km. The tremor was felt in Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of northern India. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KP) and Bajaur Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) were listed as the worst affected areas and they remain the focus of relief efforts. Aftershocks of varying intensity were felt in subsequent days.
By Zabihullah Moosakhail - Wed Nov 25 2015, 2:01 pm
Roof of a house that was slightly damaged by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake in eastern Kunar province has collapsed leaving three people killed.
Afghan Red Crescent Society says the incident took place in in Surkano District which also left eight others members of the same family wounded. The victims include women and children.
The earthquake struck Afghanistan in October resulting the deaths and injuries of hundreds of people which also left more than 7,000 houses completely or slightly damaged.
I am directed to refer to the subject noted above and to say that in the wake of earthquake on 26.10.2015, FDMA has taken following actions for the affectees.
Establishment of control room in FDMA immediately to operate round the clock with the following telephone numbers: - 091-9216336 - 091-9216864
Political Administrations imposed and declared emergency in all the hospitals with in their jurisdiction and all injured were shifted to hospitals and free meals and medicine were provided.
Peshawar (): Provincial Government has started compensation process to affected households amongst the earthquake affectees after conducting comprehensive damages verification survey in the affected Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Provincial Disaster Management Authority, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has received damages reports for 92,072 fully/partially damaged houses from affected districts in the province. However, 52,374 households have been provided with compensation cheques till date.
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• Approximately 88% of assessments (of the estimated 1,632 affected villages) are complete. IOM assessment of the data collected will facilitate gap analysis.
• Verified reports indicate: 117 fatalities; 544 people injured; 12,794 homes damaged and 7,384 houses destroyed.
• Assessments indicate 136,967 people are in need of humanitarian assistance, of which 131,345 people have received some form of assistance so far.
Submitted by Concern Worldwide US on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 4:24pm
The world has moved on, but on the ground in northern Afghanistan, we still sharply feel the impact of the October 26 earthquake, especially as the cold sinks in and families huddle together in tent shelters.
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