Another earthquake has struck.  On July 18th 2022 a 5.1 magnitude earthquake with a depth of 10km has just been recorded on the border with Afghanistan and Pakistan.  The epicentre of this earthquake is 4.5 km from last month’s 5.9 magnitude earthquake, with a depth of 51km, which brought such devastating loss of life and destruction to homes in the area.

 

Shallow earthquakes tend to be more damaging than deeper earthquakes and we are updating our map of the area to support the humanitarian response.  The map shows locations of settlements within the affected area, roads, domestic compounds (from our 2019 dataset), hazard data showing contaminated land from the UN Mine Action Service UNMAS.  You can access the GeoExplorer original interactive map here

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Distance to Health Facilities

There are 60,162 domestic compounds that are more than 5kms to a health facility.  This map shows the detail of where the facilities are and the distance to reach them.

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Afghanistan earthquake distance to health facilities

People impacted by drought and the earthquake

Many people living in this region are affected by drought. If they are also impacted by the earthquake they are even more vulnerable than before and need urgent assistance. This map shows the levels of drought within the earthquake zone and compounds affected by it. 

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afghanistan earthquake and drought impact

Distance to paved roads

This important map shows the distance from domestic compounds to paved roads.  In the hardest hit zone there are 1,984 compounds that are more than 5km from a good road. This will make it even more challenging for the rescue effort.

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Afghanistan Earthquake map showing distance to roads

Domestic compounds impacted by earthquake

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Afghanistan earthquake map

Satellite imagery showing damaged buildings

Satellite imagery shows buildings damaged by the earthquake that hit Afghanistan on the night of June 21st 2022.  Click on the image to open it and make it bigger.

Satellite imagery of Afghanistan earthquake