Old Photo From PoK Shared As Recent Afghanistan Earthquake

BOOM found that the picture shows a road damaged by an earthquake in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in 2019.

A photo showing deep craters appearing in a road damaged by an earthquake in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in 2019, is being shared as visuals from an earthquake that struck Afghanistan recently.

BOOM found that the picture shows a road damaged by an earthquake of 5.8 magnitude in PoK in 2019.

A devastating earthquake of 6.1 magnitude rocked eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday killing over a thousand people so far and destroying hundreds of houses. The Taliban has appealed to the international community for humanitarian aid.

However, the incident has revived old images of earthquakes in the region.

The old photo was shared with a text stating, "More Than 1000 Feared Dead In Devastating Earthquake In Afghanistan."


Click here to view the post.

An Instagram user too posted the photo with a caption which reads "Pray for people of Afghanistan. Earthquake in Afghanistan. 256 people have been died and More then Thousands are injured."


Click here to view the post.

Also Read: Study On Arctic Circle Misrepresented To Question Climate Change

Fact Check

BOOM ran a reverse image search using the photo and found the same image published in a Los Angeles Times article on September 24, 2019.

The caption with the photo reads as, "A view of damaged road caused after an earthquake of 5.8 magnitude with epicenter in Mirpur, Pakistan."

The photo was credited to European Pressphoto Agency (EPA).

Taking a cue, we did a keyword search using words "earthquake road Mirpur" on European Pressphoto Agency's website and found the photo.

Source: European Pressphoto Agency

The caption with the image stated the following: "A view of damaged road caused after an earthquake of 5.8 magnitude with epicenter in Mirpur, Pakistani administered Kashmir, 24 September 2019. According to initial reports at least 6 persons were killed and dozens injured in the incident."

According to an Associated Press report published on September 24, 2019, "...a powerful 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck northeast Pakistan on Tuesday, badly damaging scores of homes and shops and killing at least 22 people and injuring over 700, officials said."

"The quake badly damaged a key road leading to the town of Mirpur in the Pakistan-administered part of Kashmir and adjoining villages, where most of the damage was located," the article further stated.

Also Read: Human Dancers In Moscow Passed Off As Robots Dancing In Shanghai Disneyland

Updated On: 2022-06-23T14:21:42+05:30
Claim :   Picture shows a road damaged by a recent earthquake in Afghanistan.
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  Misleading
If you value our work, we have an ask:

Our journalists work with TruthSeekers like you to publish fact-checks, explainers, ground reports and media literacy content. Much of this work involves using investigative methods and forensic tools. Our work is resource-intensive, and we rely on our readers to fund our work. Support us so we can continue our work of decluttering the information landscape.

BECOME A MEMBER
📧 Subscribe to our newsletter here.

📣You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Linkedin and Google News

📝Stay updated with all our latest fact check stories.
Show Full Article
Next Story
Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors.
Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. Please reload after ad blocker is disabled.