Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake in Afghanistan

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A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Afghanistan on October 26, 2015 at 09:09:32 UTC.

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Afghanistan on October 26, 2015 at 09:09:32 UTC. Visit the USGS event page to learn more about this earthquake.

For an estimate of fatalities and economic losses from the earthquake's impact, visit the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) website.

Initial reports indicate landslides were triggered by the earthquake. Given the rugged terrain, large aftershocks may initiate additional landslides and rockfall.

If you felt this earthquake, report your experience on the “USGS Did You Feel It?” website for this event.

Learn more about the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.

Map of the October 26, 2015 earthquake in Afghanistan.
Map of the October 26, 2015 earthquake in Afghanistan.