On 22 June 2022, at approximately 01:30 local time, an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 on the Richter scale hit eastern Afghanistan, around 46km southwest of Khost city. It registered at a depth of 10km. The earthquake has caused damage in Paktika and Khost provinces. The earthquake has killed at least 1,000 people and injured over 1,600. Most deaths have been in Barmal, Gayan, Nika, and Ziruk districts in Paktika province. The death toll and number of people injured are likely to increase with people still trapped under rubble and some affected areas remaining inaccessible.