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 Dodelijke aardbevingen Afghanistan infographic
Graphic charts some of Afghanistan’s deadliest earthquakes.
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Afghanistans geschiedenis van dodelijke aardbevingen

By Ninian Carter

October 9, 2023 - Afghanistan, largely encircled in by mountains, has a long history of deadly earthquakes, many in the rugged Hindu Kush mountains that stretch from central Afghanistan to areas bordering Pakistan and Tajikistan.

More than 2,400 people are known to have been killed, and at least 2,000 injured in two earthquakes which struck Afghanistan near the city of Herat, on October 7, the Taliban administration says – the deadliest in years.

AFGHANISTAN’S DEADLIEST QUAKES SINCE 1990
Oct 2023, Herat: 2,400+ dead
Jun 2022, Paktika: 1,036
Oct 2015, Hindu Kush: 399 (includes Pakistan and India)
Mar 2002, Hindu Kush: 1,100
Feb 1998, Takhar: 2,300
May 1998, Takhar: 4,700
May 1997, Qayen: 1,500 (includes Iran)
Feb 1991, Hindu Kush: 848 (includes Pakistan and Soviet Union)

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PUBLISHED: 09/10/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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