March 2002 Disasters

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
  • March 3, Central Asia: 7.2 magnitude earthquake was felt in six countries—Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Kazakhstan. At least 100 people died in the village of Dakhli-e-Zeu in northern Afghanistan.
  • March 25, northeast Afghanistan: Series of earthquakes—the largest measuring 6.1 in magnitude—rattled a mountainous area 100 mi north of Kabul. Officials estimated that 1,000 people were killed and that 7,000 families were homeless. The city of Nahrin, a densely populated district capital, was completely razed.

See also Major Earthquakes Around the World 2002

See also Recent Volcanic Activity

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