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These are the deadliest earthquakes in Afghanistan throughout history

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The earthquake that left at least 1,000 dead on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday in Afghanistan It is one of the deadliest in the country.

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Below is a list of the earthquakes that caused the most deaths in the last 30 years.

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1991: 1,500 dead

On February 1, 1991, an earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan, leaving at least 1,500 dead, according to Afghan authorities. The telluric movement was felt in the north of India and in Tajikistan.

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1998: Thousands of dead

On February 4, 1998, an earthquake left nearly 4,500 dead and thousands homeless in the province of Takhar (northeast), on the border with Tajikistan.

On May 30, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 shook the northeast of the country again, leaving nearly 5,000 dead, 1,500 injured and causing destruction in numerous villages in the provinces of Takhar and Badakhshan.

2002: Hundreds of dead

On March 3, a violent 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit the north of the country, killing 70 and 150 people in Samangan province, according to sources.

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On March 25, another earthquake of magnitude 6.1 left more than 800 dead, 300 injured and thousands homeless in the Hindu Kush mountain range in the north. The village of Nahrin, population 20,000, was completely destroyed.

2012: 75 deaths

On June 11, 2012, three tremors of magnitude 5.2, 5.4 and 5.7 on the Richter scale destroyed 114 houses in Baghlan province, leaving 75 dead.

2015: about 400 deaths

On October 26, 2015, an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 hit the Hindu Kush massif, on the way between Afghanistan and Pakistan, leaving a total of 380 dead in the two countries.

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