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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - information

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 37 km south of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 07:07 GMT

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 37 km south of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 07:07 GMT Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 37 km south of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 07:07 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 187 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 31, 2018 07:07:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.1
Depth187.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.53°N / 70.86°E (Yamgān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode36.53°S / 109.14°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt64 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearby towns and cities37 km (23 mi) S of Jurm (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (39 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (43 mi) SSE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) WSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
121 km (75 mi) E of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
180 km (112 mi) E of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
270 km (168 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
289 km (179 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
335 km (208 mi) E of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
370 km (230 mi) NNW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.1187 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanGFZ
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User reports for this quake (285)

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islamabad / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tashkent / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Palampur (714.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : PC monitor and table shook for few seconds.  
Palampur (714.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : PC monitor and table shook for few seconds.  
Dushanbe (295.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
227 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
JALANDHAR / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was sitting in my office on 3rd floor and Suddenly felt everything shaking. It lasts more than 4 seconds.  
Kabul, Afghanistan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Islamabad (376.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Its was normal (reported through our app)  
india / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Feel very strong shaking in my office, just run outside of our office from the 5th floor.  
Jalalabad / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
lahore / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Islamabad / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
ANANTNAG (499.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Strong shaking lasted for more than 4 seconds  
Tashkent / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tashkent Uzbekistan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ludhiana (778.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was sitting on a bed and felt it shaking  
Barakhamba Road, New Delhi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Rogun city, Rogun dam site, Tajikistan / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Two separate but close shakes (total time less/equal 10 seconds, estimated). Colleague geologists are inspecting Contruction site in the most critical locations for slope instability. No photo available now.  
New Delhi / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Gurugram, Haryana, India / Light shaking (MMI IV)
dhaka (2329.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
kabul / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Sargodha, pakistan (523.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Sargodha, pakistan (523.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
iSLAMABAD / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Islamabad, Rawalpindi jolted. Felt a very strong shake for some seconds.  
jaipur / Light shaking (MMI IV) : @ the time of earth quick my water bottle shaking  
Jalandhar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
kabul, Qasaba / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
New Delhi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Rawalpindi / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (21 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jul 20, 2018 22:45
4 years ago
4.0

107 km
47 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 7, 2018 02:54
4 years ago
4.4

122 km
Badakhshan, 86 km SE of Farkhār, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Jul 6, 2018 00:21
4 years ago
4.6

200 km
42 km SE of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 14, 2018 16:57
4 years ago
4.6

169 km
Badakhshan, 44 km E of Farkhār, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Jun 11, 2018 22:34
4 years ago
4.4

105 km
41 km S of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 1, 2018 01:55
4 years ago
4.5

122 km
37 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 25, 2018 00:46
4 years ago
4.2

150 km
55 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 15, 2018 06:18
4 years ago
4.4

117 km
32 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 10, 2018 14:08
4 years ago - felt
5.0

196 km
31 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 29, 2018 15:36
4 years ago
4.1

119 km
64 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 28, 2018 15:14
4 years ago - felt
5.3

94 km
44 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 24, 2018 15:52
4 years ago - felt
4.8

255 km
21 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 22, 2018 15:19
4 years ago
4.1

137 km
57 km SW of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 17, 2018 19:51
4 years ago
4.1

122 km
- 24km WSW of Ashkasham, AfghanistanMore
Apr 8, 2018 06:01
4 years ago
4.2

108 km
40 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 3, 2018 01:36
4 years ago
4.6

126 km
47 km SE of Farkhār, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Mar 30, 2018 18:45
4 years ago - felt
5.0

234 km
40 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 30, 2018 12:52
4 years ago
4.3

138 km
48 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 24, 2018 22:17
4 years ago - felt
5.0

200 km
48 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 3, 2018 21:27
4 years ago
4.1

149 km
44 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 15, 2018 07:13
4 years ago
4.2

108 km
30 km S of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore

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