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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan on Friday, 20 December 2019 - information

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 44 km southwest of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Friday, December 20, 2019 at 11:39 GMT

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 44 km southwest of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Friday, December 20, 2019 at 11:39 GMT Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 44 km southwest of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Friday, December 20, 2019 at 11:39 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 204 km depth

20 Dec 11:46 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Dec 20 11:47: Magnitude recalculated from 6.4 to 6.2.
Dec 20 11:52: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 200.0 to 204.0 km.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 20, 2019 11:39:52 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6
Depth204.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.54°N / 70.55°E (Tagāb, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode36.54°S / 109.45°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt414 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearby towns and cities44 km (27 mi) SW of Jurm (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) S of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
89 km (55 mi) W of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (57 mi) SE of Rustāq (Rustaq, Takhar) (pop: 25,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
97 km (60 mi) WSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
256 km (159 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
271 km (169 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
308 km (191 mi) E of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
387 km (240 mi) NW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.0204 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanGFZ
6.1214 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanEMSC
6.2213 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanGeoAu
6.2209 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanBMKG
6.1201 kmAfghanistan [Land]INGV
6.1210 km51km SW of Jarm, AfghanistanUSGS
6.4200 km阿富汗 (Afghanistan)CEIC

User reports for this quake (701)

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Khalabat, Harīpur District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (349.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Jalalabad / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Bagram / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Faisalabad / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt it about 6.0-6.4 at least  
Kabul / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Beka village swabi / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : We were sitting in our rooms and all of a sudden everything moved very badly some cracks came in our roof sealing walls and fans beds mirror everything was moving and making sound we had a blast type sound from east side so our entire family ranout of our  
Kabul / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt this quake in kabul city  
noida / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bathinda (823.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Lahore / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Lahore  
Bagram, Afghanistan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kabul (254.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kabul Airport / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dushanbe, Tajikistan (268.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Several tremors after the big initual one.  
Manali Himachal Pradesh / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Nangarhar city,2nd zone (6.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Islamabad / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Lahore / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Rawalpindi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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Islamabad / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Amritsar (674.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : the building was shaking mildly  
Kabul, Afghanistan / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Two jolts exccessivley followed by shaking..Had to run out of the building for life :)  
Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (297.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Two jolts, the second one more powerful than the first. All my neighbours ran outside  
New Delhi / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
near Wazirabad, Gujrānwāla District, Punjab (570.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Islamabad / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Major affected or felt cities may be shown on map  
Faisalabad, pakistan / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand (1014 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very light shaking, wasn't sure it was an earthquake until I saw the news and it coincided with the time I felt.  
Mirpur ajk / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kabul / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (39 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jun 16, 2020 09:21
2 years ago - felt
4.9

224 km
32 km SE of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 10, 2020 13:55
2 years ago
4.1

162 km
35 km SE of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 2, 2020 15:29
2 years ago
4.3

133 km
88 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 2020 02:34
2 years ago
4.1

216 km
30 km SE of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 22, 2020 06:59
2 years ago
4.2

213 km
24 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 15, 2020 18:38
2 years ago
4.2

211 km
62 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 10, 2020 17:50
2 years ago
4.2

194 km
35 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 10, 2020 15:09
2 years ago
4.1

160 km
28 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 7, 2020 19:43
2 years ago
4.5

192 km
41 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 7, 2020 11:17
2 years ago
4.3

205 km
Badakhshan, 29 km E of Farkhār, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
May 5, 2020 10:01
2 years ago
4.4

104 km
47 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 1, 2020 16:48
2 years ago
4.4

245 km
28 km SE of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 28, 2020 11:15
2 years ago - felt
4.9

195 km
42 km SW of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 21, 2020 12:12
2 years ago
4.4

166 km
56 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 20, 2020 16:13
2 years ago
4.1

191 km
39 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 17, 2020 00:30
2 years ago
4.7

159 km
59 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 11, 2020 16:58
2 years ago
4.2

180 km
58 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 5, 2020 20:21
2 years ago
4.5

243 km
26 km SE of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 2, 2020 23:20
2 years ago
4.2

123 km
Badakhshan, 79 km SE of Farkhār, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Mar 30, 2020 15:42
2 years ago - felt
4.8

203 km
32 km W of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 23, 2020 00:08
2 years ago
4.1

213 km
39 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 17, 2020 00:38
2 years ago
4.0

209 km
35 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 16, 2020 14:45
2 years ago
4.3

122 km
50 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 15, 2020 09:21
2 years ago
4.2

85 km
44 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 7, 2020 00:45
2 years ago
4.6

116 km
47 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 4, 2020 04:23
2 years ago
4.0

206 km
31 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 1, 2020 06:01
2 years ago
4.2

201 km
35 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 28, 2020 13:24
2 years ago
4.4

97 km
Badakhshan, 62 km SE of Farkhār, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Feb 23, 2020 03:14
2 years ago
4.2

187 km
40 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 16, 2020 23:34
2 years ago
4.0

129 km
47 km SE of Farkhār, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Feb 3, 2020 05:26
2 years ago
4.4

109 km
41 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 29, 2020 12:05
2 years ago
4.3

179 km
34 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 24, 2020 19:30
2 years ago
4.3

208 km
24 km SE of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 17, 2020 19:08
2 years ago
4.3

188 km
37 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 17, 2020 18:24
2 years ago
4.1

192 km
34 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 5, 2020 18:03
2 years ago
4.3

206 km
38 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 24, 2019 13:55
3 years ago
4.3

233 km
33 km W of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 22, 2019 14:58
3 years ago
4.1

155 km
44 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 20, 2019 18:42
3 years ago
4.3

99 km
47 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore

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