Kw-logo-smaller

Afghan Quakes

Earthquake Rocks Afghanistan

A huge cleanup is underway after two earthquakes shook eastern Afghanistan on Friday.

At least 21 people were killed by the quakes and it’s proving to be hard to get help to villages in the worst hit area, which is high up in the mountains.

At least four villages suffered serious damage and around 200 homes were destroyed. Houses in the area are made from dried mud – so they're not very tough – and even small tremors can cause damage.

Some emergency workers have arrived in the area, but it’s too late for some. Villagers have already held funerals for the people who died after they got trapped in the rubble.


More Stories

  • Earthquakes 101
  • Tsunamis 101
  • Volcanoes 101
  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like!

    latest videos

    F992479388531

    Favorite Quake Weapon:

    • Plasma Gun
    • Rocket Launcher
    • Rail Gun
    • Shotgun

    related stories

    Random in the forums

    daddysbabygirl101
    my biggest fear is losing a love one some one who means alot to me an death cuz were will you go if there is no hell or a heaven 
    reply 4 minutes
    ChickenGoPowPow
    Don't really know for sure, but I think if we put our minds into it, we can make cereal without using our hands. :D
    reply 5 minutes
    hugebear
    hugebear posted in General:
    [photo:5670148]
    reply 8 minutes
    hugebear
    hugebear posted in General:
    What if internet didn't exist? :D This is the epicals what if :) Someone would invent it What if there was no oil left in the world?
    reply 11 minutes
    AlphaT
    AlphaT posted in Say Anything:
    "-Karpov-" wrote:There have been 0 documented cases of legitimate psychic powers, like telekinesis or telepathy or remote viewing, and there are a whole lot of viable or definitely factual explanations for the things they do. The people who seriously believe that crystals heal, or they can move things with their mind, or vanish and teleport objects elsewhere are either charlatans or charlatans under some serious delusions and they'll never be able to re-create their extraordinary claims when in a controlled setting, much like Geller and his spoon-bending.   Well, that guy on Stan Lee's superhumans could bend objects with his mind...
    reply 14 minutes

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    Big_icon_(7)

    Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

    Big_icon_(4)

    You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

    Big_icon_(6)

    The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!

    Ow_fright_ad_100x100

    Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...