Afghanistan has suffered:
Afghanistan lies in an area of
-High Seismic Waves
-Near Tectonic Plate Border
This means a higher risk of
Blue lines are tectonic plates, which cause earthquakes
Over the past several years, Afghanistan has had
What is a Major Earthquake?
A Major Earthquake is a big earthquake, measuring 7.0-7.9 on the earthquake magnitude scale. Usually major earthquakes do tons of damage and kill and injure many people
Earthquakes Occur more often in:
-Other Mountain Areas
Flooding is common in the spring, mainly due to
In the spring of 2014, Afghanistan had one of history's biggest floods.
October 8, 2015 around 8:30 AM
The Earthquake hit around the Kashmir region, also effecting Afghanistan
-More than 80,000 died total
-around 4 million homeless (for overall Earthquake, not just in Afghanistan)
The Earthquake measured 7.6 on the scale. It also started many landslides, which killed several others.
In the spring of 2014, heavy rainfall resulted in flash floods, impacting 10 provinces in Northern Afghanistan.
This storm brought up to 55 percent of Afghanistan's long-term average.
By the end of the season:
-More than 14,000 families affected
-More than 65,000 homes destroyed
-More than 150 deaths recorded
The flooding destroyed many villages, even some that were 100 years old.
Earthquakes can also start lanslides
Avalanches and Landslides are often triggered by other natural disasters. Such as:
Avalanches and landslides have resulted in around:
-400 affected (since 1954)
since 1989, Natural disasters have:
-Killed at least 19,000
-Injured at least 7.5 million
Natural Disasters have also destroyed many homes, leaving people homeless
“Afghanistan: Flash Floods and Landslides - Apr 2014.” <http://reliefweb.int>.
“Overview of Natural Disaster in Afghanistan.” <http://aims.org.af>.
“2015 Kashmir Earthquake.” <http://www.history.com>.
Shroder, John F., Jr., and Jeffrey A. Gritzner. Modern World Nations - Afghanistan.
This Info graphic was created by Claire Sun 2015