Situation Alert“Earthquake Hits Afghanistan”

Situation Alert“Earthquake Hits Afghanistan”

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Background:

 On April 24, 2013, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter 16 miles northwest of Jalalabad, Afghanistan and 59 miles east of Kabul caused tremors in Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan including its capital Islamabad. In Nangarhar and Kunar provinces, Afghanistan, at least four people died and 70 people were injured during the earthquake (Reuters). Hundreds of mud-brick homes collapsed and reports of damages and injuries are expected to rise.

CWS-P/A Response:

Currently CWS-P/A is monitoring the situation and collecting secondary information.

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