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Disaster Services — 24 June, 2022

Afghanistan Earthquake 2022 Response

M 5.9 in Afghanistan on 21 Jun 2022 Activation Stats:

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This is in activation led by Open Mapping Hub Asia-Pacific for the earthquake in eastern Afghanistan.


“This earthquake can have a high humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.”

Context:According to media reports, 920 people have died, over 600 people have been injured and infrastructure was damaged. The most affected province is Paktika Province (south of Khost Province) with at least 200 deaths, but fatalities were also reported in the Provinces of Khost and Nangarhar. The seismic event was also felt in Pakistan and India. Source: ECHO, 22 June 2022 Bangladesh


Size-up Details

Event Name:Afghanistan Earthquake 2022
GDACS Alert Lvl:Red (2.3)
Location: Eastern Afghanistan (Paktika Province, Khost and Nangarhar
Geographic Scope: multiple cities
Estimated Humanitarian Impact: Thousands of fatalities and injured
Estimated Duration: Days to Weeks
Event Scope: Major
Local Contacts: OpenStreetMap Afghanistan and Pakistan
Anticipated Needs: Basemap improvement and publication support
Request(s): Publication support and map the affected areas in Tasking Manager
Need for Activation: Likely
Active Orgs: OpenStreetMap Afghanistan
Lead Orgs: HOTOSM

Response Details

Context: “A powerful earthquake struck a rugged, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, flattening stone and mud-brick homes and killing at least 1,000 people. The disaster posed a new test for Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers and relief agencies already struggling with the country’s multiple humanitarian crises.

The quake was Afghanistan’s deadliest in two decades, and officials said the toll could rise. An estimated 1,500 others were reported injured, the state-run news agency said.” Source:AP, June 23, 2022 -

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