Humanitarian Health Action

Afghanistan earthquake: 7.7 magnitude earthquake in Hindu Kush Region

26 October 2015 -- An earthquake with magnitude 7.7 occurred near Feyzabad, Afghanistan at 09:09 (Coordinated Universal Time) on 26 October, 2015. The epicentre was 82 kilometers southeast of Feyzabad, in the Hindu Kush mountains. Tremors have been felt in major cities in Pakistan, including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Quetta, Kohat and Malakand. The numbers of injured and dead continue to rise. The WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office and headquarters are in contact with the WHO offices in Afghanistan and Pakistan to provide support. WHO will work with the Member States to assess and respond to the public health impact of the earthquake.