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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border Region on Friday, 25 December 2015

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 41 km southwest of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Friday, December 25, 2015 at 19:14 GMT

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.5 quake 52 km south of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, October 26, 2015 09:09 GMT, which had occurred 9 weeks earlier.
Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 41 km southwest of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Friday, December 25, 2015 at 19:14 GMT Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 41 km southwest of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Friday, December 25, 2015 at 19:14 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 204 km depth

25 Dec 19:22 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Dec 25 19:34: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 205.0 to 204.0 km.
Date & time: Dec 25, 2015 19:14:47 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 204.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.45°N / 71.18°E (Zebak, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.45°S / 108.82°W
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (25 mi) SW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) SW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) SE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) E of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) E of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (174 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) NNW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) E of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.3204 kmAfghanistan-Tajikistan Border RegionGFZ
6.2200 km HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTANEMSC
6.3203 km- 41km WSW of Ashkasham, AfghanistanUSGS
6.4202 kmAfghanistanGeoAu
6.2210 km阿富汗CEIC
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India up / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
tehran (1817.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
lahore (619.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
New Delhi (1034.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
India up / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
India up / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Delhi / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I just went to sleep when my bed started shaking. It was 2 times.   
Multan (695.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : My bed was shaking as well as my room fan... (reported through our app)  
Rawalpindi pakistan (349.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Jalandhar / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was very scary as i was sleeping and i awake like someone has shaked me meanwhile parents awake n locks also started makingnsounds..we move out of our house n ol d wires were shaking n again we felt it atb1:30;am approx  
Kot Najibullah, Pakistan (318.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It jolted my bed. (reported through our app)  
Rawalpindi (355.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was very horrible. Every thing was just shaking. We ran out of our homes. (reported through our app)  
Sardheri, Charsadda, Khyber PakhtunKhwa, Pakistan / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : We all the family members leaves the beds & room quickly, the shack is strong all the people of our street crying & very afraid.   
Mazar i sharif / Weak shaking (MMI III)
VAISHALI GHAZIABAD (1042.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Karsh, Uzbeksitan (564.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) :   
Gurdaspur / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Abu Dhabi (2086.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Islamabad Pakistan (360 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Few weak shakes first and in the last 15 secs strong shakes. (reported through our app)  
Islamabad Pakistan (360 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Few weak shakes first and in the last 15 secs strong shakes. (reported through our app)  
Islamabad Pakistan (360 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Few weak shakes first and in the last 15 secs strong shakes. (reported through our app)  
Kabul Afghanistan / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
hazratbal stinagar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
lahore pakistan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Алмалык,Узбекистан / Light shaking (MMI IV) : нормально так покачало... пару раз...причём ближе к концу тряски стало сильнее...  
rawalpindi. pakistan (401 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Pakistan Lahore (625.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I am sitting on ground and suddenly it was !!! I felt like every thing is shaking . I was very scared I run speedily towards outside .This is very bad experience . Allah forgive us Ameen . From Pakistan. Lahore. (reported through our app)  
mingora swat / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : just calling Ash Hadu Allah Elaha IllAh  
Kabul (272.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : The bed was shaking a bit like a roller coaster. The sideboard were claping on the wall. Felt quite strong!  
darya khan punjab pakistan (586.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Astaghfirullah Doors and windows were sounding like drum... fan was like pendulum. Although time period was 15 seconds aprox. Alhamdulillah we are ok  
Taschkent / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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