Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan on Saturday, 22 November 2014

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Chimtāl, 33 km southwest of Balkh, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 22 November 2014 at 13:45 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Chimtāl, 33 km southwest of Balkh, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 22 November 2014 at 13:45 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

22 Nov 13:53 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Nov 22 14:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.2.
Date & time: 22 Nov 2014 13:45:25 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.51°N / 66.7°E (Chimtāl, Balkh, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
33 km (20 mi) SSW of Balkh (pop: 114,900) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) WSW of Mazari Sharif (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) S of Qarchī Gak (pop: 8,940) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) NNE of Tukzār (Sar-e Pol) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) NNE of Sang-e Chārak (Sar-e Pol) (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) E of Shibirghān (Jowzjan) (pop: 55,600) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) WSW of Khulm (pop: 64,900) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SSW of Termez (Surxondaryo, Uzbekistan) (pop: 140,400) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) SW of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) NW of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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6.210 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanGFZ
5.524 km42km SW of Balkh, AfghanistanUSGS

User reports for this quake (5)

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Mazar-e-Sharif / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mazar-e Sharif / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Mazar-e Sharif, 3rd floor of a concrete building. Felt quite strongly, duration maybe around 30 seconds. No roaring heard. Some friends living in kahgel (mud brick) buildings in Mazar-e Sharif and Deh Dadi are ok, until now no damages reported  
Mazar-e-Sharif / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Termez / Usbekistan / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Mazari Sharif (Afghanistan, 39 km E of epicenter) : I've felt dizzy all day (reported through EMSC)  
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