Afghanistan

Three Earthquakes hit Hindu Kush Region - Situation Report No. 01

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I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

  • According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), on 11 June 2012, three earthquakes hit Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush region; of varying magnitudes of 5.4 at 09:32am, 5.7 at 09.59am and 4.2 at 01.02pm local time respectively. [http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000acnm.php.]
  • According to the Provincial Governor a rescue and medical team has been dispatched to the affected area.
  • An emergency PDMC will be held on 12 June, 2012 at 07.30am, where the Head of Police who has gone to the affected area will be expected to brief the meeting.
  • OCHA is liaising with local authorities and humanitarian partners to identify need and priorities for humanitarian response.
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