Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - 238 km north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, 8 August 2019 at 00:45 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - 238 km north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, 8 August 2019 at 00:45 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 226 km depth

8 Aug 00:52 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Aug 8 00:52: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 5.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 218.0 to 219.0 km.
Aug 8 00:57: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 5.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 219.0 to 226.0 km.
Aug 9 02:14: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.8.
Date & time: 8 Aug 2019 12:45:26 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 226.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.51°N / 70.16°E (Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (17 mi) ESE of Farkhār (Farkhar) (pop: 10,500)
61 km (38 mi) ESE of Taloqan (pop: 64,300)
72 km (45 mi) SW of Jurm (pop: 12,100)
75 km (46 mi) SSE of Rustāq (Rustaq) (pop: 25,600)
77 km (48 mi) SSW of Fayzabad (pop: 44,400)
95 km (59 mi) E of Khanabad (pop: 71,500)
238 km (148 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500)
273 km (170 mi) E of Mazari Sharif (pop: 303,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.8226 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanGFZ
M 5.8228 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanEMSC
M 5.8219 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanGeoAu
M 5.8222 km17km E of Farkhar, AfghanistanUSGS
M 6.0230 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanBMKG
M 5.9220 km阿富汗 (Afghanistan)CEIC
M 6.0220 kmHindu Kush Region,AfghanistanIMD

User reports for this quake (155)

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Lahore / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Jaipur / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Amritsar / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Lahore Defence (673.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was in bed sleeping when the shaking woke me up. Thought it was my phone shaking till it kept happening after I woke up. Talked to friends and confirmed it. Rest of family didn’t feel it.
11642.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
peshawar pakistan / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Gurgaon / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kabul / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Manali / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 415am, I was awake in bed. Sounded like a large cruise ship passing thruogh the valley. Shaking around 5 seconds. I am sleeping 3rd floor, did wake others but no one felt it in lower floors or attributed to a quake
Lahore / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Jaipur / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Noida (1124.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Around than 2 second quake, while I was just waking up.
Lahore punjab / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was on bed watching the movie on my cell phone. I was alone on my bed and when the earth was begin my bed was shaking and i was shocked. This is my first time to feel the earth quake...
Kangra, Himachal Pradesh / Light shaking (MMI IV)
State Life Housing Society, Lahore / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hazro / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
669.8 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Rawalpindi / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt an obvious tremor
Amritsar / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Peshawar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lahore / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Peshawar, Pakistan / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Lahore / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Lahore / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : In lahore gulberg. I was waking and could feel my bed slightly moving. For around 10 seconds. I was convinced it was earthquake.
Jl masda 3 No 19b / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Islamabad / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lahore (691 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lahore, Pakistan / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was awakened and felt like I was being rocked back and forth in my bed.
Amritsar / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : i felt strong earthwuake
M Abid Peshawar, Pakistan / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Strong shaking even felt in sleeping and wakeup
Lahore / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Gurgaon, India' / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Swat, Pakistan / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Peshawar (302.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
i was wakeup and in duty i do not feel it at all a / not felt
Islamabad / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was asleep. The tremors wok me up. Indeed, a strong shaking it was! I hope everyone else was safe.
Rawalpindi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Noida (389.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Islamabad, marriott hotel / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Bed was slightly shaking
Jaipur India / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lahore / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Faisalabad / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Peshawar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Jaipur Rajasthan / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Light shaking
Kabul, Shar e Naw / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Jammu nand k I diab / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Lahore pakistan / Light shaking (MMI IV) : After offering morning prayer when I went to bed, I felt like somebody has shaken my bed. My husband was sleeping at that time on the same bed and o thought may be he is changing his position or else.. but within a second I realize it's an earhtquack. And Allhamdulillah it wasn't a long term but had a short span of time. We all are fine. My mum and kid are sleeping downstairs and I'm sure they didn't felt it like my husband.
Kabul / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Amritsar / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bagram Airfield, Parwan / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woken from sleeping by a rolling/rocking throughout the quarters. Some items shifted/fell off shelves.
Ranjit Avenue,Amritsar / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was sipping tea in my garden sitting on chair.The chair shook and ground trembled for 3 seconds.Started saying RAM RAM. RAKESH KAPOOR FROM AMRITSAR
Lahore / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kabul / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Amrisar / Weak shaking (MMI III)
GHAZIABAD (1104.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Shadman, Lahore / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Sargodha / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was asleep but it shakened me up till now.
609.2 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kolkata / not felt
Jaipur (1199.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
413.9 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was 6am and I was asleep. It woke me up. The hold felt strong but it faded out very quickly. I could still feel it for almost a minute.
New Delhi, Alaknanda / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Islamabad / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Lahore (678.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Gujrat Pakistan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
New delhi, india / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bagram / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kallur Kot / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Gurgaon / not felt : Someone reported on FB।. I didn't felt at all
Churu / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt : Не почувствовал и не ощущал, находился в доме, не спал, всё тихо и спокойно. Пожалуйста оставайтесь в безопасности, берегите Себя, своих родных и близких.Да геологиярулит.))),!!!
Rawalpindi, pakistan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Churu / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Lahore, PK (676.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Islamabad / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Swat KPK / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ghaziabad / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Lahore / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lahore, Pakistan / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Humzah Rehman; Well! It's was a clear earthquake shake felt in my room, it's early morning and people were in routine to get up for jobs, the moment earthquake hits message tone of my cell phone rings which confirms me that yeah! It's was something even without reading the text First message I received is from my friend sohaib he was doing sometriceps warming up exercise and you know what? He warmed up as whole in just few sec. Take care everyone please pay your debt. Regards www.facebook.com/rj
672.1 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
LAHORE, PAKISTAN / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Well! It's was a clear earthquake shake felt in my room, it's early morning and people were in routine to get up for jobs, the moment earthquake hits message tone of my cell phone rings which confirms me that yeah! It's was something even without reading the text
Amritsar / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt this earthquake when my mom came to wake me up and suddenly it started shaking my sister got up due to this earthquake
Ferozepur, Punjab , India (692.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was frightened. Sudden felt a strong tremor.
Delhi / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Islamabad / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Short lived
237.2 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sleeping while I felt like the earth is shaking so I woke up from my sleep and ran outside.
Jaipur, India / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Lahore / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Hindu kush / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Lahore pakistan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Gujrat (566.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lahore / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Feel like some one shaking my bed badly for few seconds
309.8 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Peshawar / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was lightly felt most of people sleeping were awakened. It was felt in three shocks aw very week foreshock then a strong earthquake and in last a little extended but medium aftershock.
Parwan (189.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt bed and entire room shaking.
Swat / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kabul / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
695.5 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lahore / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Swat / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Pakistan town, Islamabad / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was laying on my bed a felt a very small amount of shaking.
pakistan jhelu / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Khorog, Tadjikistan (164.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : The shake lasted 5 to 8 seconds (reported through our app)
Jaipur / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kabul / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Woke me from a dreaming state at a time close to when I would normally wake up.
304.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
672.1 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Lahore / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
677 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Panchkula (India, 895 km SE of epicenter) : For 10-12 sec (reported through EMSC)
Ludhiana (India, 819 km SE of epicenter) : It was a mild effective earthquake near Mohali and Chandigarh (reported through EMSC)
Fīrozpur (India, 746 km SE of epicenter) : Here in Firozpur,Punjab Was laying on bed, it shook like some one was pushing it 3-4 times, at 06:18am local time (reported through EMSC)
(Pakistan, 694 km S of epicenter) : Just woke up and felt earthquake (reported through EMSC)
(Pakistan, 678 km SE of epicenter) : Felt in Lahore (reported through EMSC)
(Pakistan, 677 km SE of epicenter) : I was on 6th floor of a building sitting half asleep and suddenly felt the sofa shaking (reported through EMSC)
Gujrānwāla (Pakistan, 610 km SE of epicenter) : When I felt earthquake the time was about 5:45 am PST. I felt only 1 or 2 small jerks as I was lying down on ground. (reported through EMSC)
Sargodha (Pakistan, 546 km SE of epicenter) : Single jolt, but significant. Saw the ceiling fan swinging for a while. (reported through EMSC)
(Pakistan, 423 km SE of epicenter) : Just felt the vibration (reported through EMSC)
(Pakistan, 413 km SE of epicenter) : Minor one (reported through EMSC)
Islamabad (Pakistan, 410 km SE of epicenter) : Felt a sudden jerk (reported through EMSC)
Islamabad (Pakistan, 407 km SE of epicenter) : It continued shaking for a minute or so. Very terrifying. Thanks to ALLAH for saving us. (reported through EMSC)
Peshāwar (Pakistan, 310 km SE of epicenter) : i Just felt an earthquake not too serious (reported through EMSC)
(Tajikistan, 260 km NW of epicenter) : Felt in Dushanbe. Woke me up. (reported through EMSC)
(Tajikistan, 259 km NW of epicenter) : Ҷунбидеее (reported through EMSC)
Dushanbe (Tajikistan, 259 km NW of epicenter) : Два стльных толчка, а после еле ощутимые колебания продолжительностью около минуты (reported through EMSC)
(Afghanistan, 250 km SW of epicenter) : I felt earthquake in Kabul استغفر الله (reported through EMSC)
Kabil (Afghanistan, 249 km S of epicenter) : Earthquake (reported through EMSC)
Kabil (Afghanistan, 249 km SW of epicenter) : It felt strong in Kabul (reported through EMSC)
(Pakistan, 246 km SE of epicenter) : Woke me up... strong shaking... (reported through EMSC)
Kabil (Afghanistan, 245 km S of epicenter) : I was nearly escaped (reported through EMSC)
(Afghanistan, 244 km SW of epicenter) : Kabul (reported through EMSC)
(Pakistan, 693 km S of epicenter) : It was scary (reported through EMSC)
Lahore (Pakistan, 676 km SE of epicenter) : Bed shook continuously for a good couple of minutes. (reported through EMSC)
Toba Tek Singh (Pakistan, 655 km S of epicenter) : It was two, three big jerks, i felt around 05:47 am (reported through EMSC)
Faisalābād (Pakistan, 631 km SE of epicenter) : It lasted for couple of seconds. (reported through EMSC)
(Pakistan, 604 km SE of epicenter) : A strong jolt (reported through EMSC)
Tashkent (Uzbekistan, 534 km NW of epicenter) : Немного покачало, 8этаж (reported through EMSC)
Jauharābād (Pakistan, 512 km SE of epicenter) : I was reading the Quran. The door started shaking. I was on the second floor. Lasted about 5 or ten seconds. I felt the sofa shake. Thanks and praise be to Allah for saving us. (reported through EMSC)
(Pakistan, 423 km SE of epicenter) : اللہ رحم فرمائے۔ بہت شدید جھٹکا تھا۔ اللہ نے اپنا کرم فرمایا۔ (reported through EMSC)
Islamabad (Pakistan, 410 km SE of epicenter) : Islamabad lasted a wee while (reported through EMSC)
Islamabad (Pakistan, 410 km SE of epicenter) : No serious injury or coletral damage just feel and i am very afraid (reported through EMSC)
Islamabad (Pakistan, 410 km SE of epicenter) : I was lying on bed nd felt a shoke. I saw the bottle of water put aside and it was also shaking (reported through EMSC)
Mānsehra (Pakistan, 370 km SE of epicenter) : 4-5 hard shakes. (reported through EMSC)
(Pakistan, 330 km SE of epicenter) : 30-45 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Peshāwar (Pakistan, 311 km SE of epicenter) : I was in sleep when on first jerk I start screaming and crying. (reported through EMSC)
Peshāwar (Pakistan, 311 km SE of epicenter) : Short and strong (reported through EMSC)
(Tajikistan, 258 km NW of epicenter) : Felt in Dushanbe. (reported through EMSC)
(Tajikistan, 258 km NW of epicenter) : Ҷунбидее (reported through EMSC)
Dushanbe (Tajikistan, 253 km NW of epicenter) : It wake me up 05:47 am (reported through EMSC)
(Afghanistan, 246 km SW of epicenter) : آنقدر قوی بود که از خواب بیدار شدم (reported through EMSC)
Kabul (Afghanistan, 243 km S of epicenter) : Woke me up (reported through EMSC)
Kabil (Afghanistan, 242 km S of epicenter) : استغفرالله العظیم (reported through EMSC)
(Afghanistan, 240 km S of epicenter) : I felt here in kabul it was stronger then 6.1 (reported through EMSC)
(Afghanistan, 237 km S of epicenter) : About 20-30 seconds, stronger towards the end. (reported through EMSC)
Qŭrghonteppa (Tajikistan, 188 km NW of epicenter) : Woke me up (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake 238 km north of Kabul, Afghanistan, 8 August 00:45 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 02 Oct 2019 03:23 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    224 km (139.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Sep 2019 11:04 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    199.4 km (123.9 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Sep 2019 10:19 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    188.9 km (117.4 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Aug 2019 20:10 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    48 km (29.8 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - 238 km north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, 8 August 2019 at 00:45 (GMT)
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