Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 260 km northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, 9 October 2019 at 10:44 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 260 km northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, 9 October 2019 at 10:44 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 189 km depth

9 Oct 10:51 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Oct 9 10:53: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 192.0 to 189.0 km.
Date & time: 9 Oct 2019 10:44:35 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 189.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.49°N / 70.73°E (Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (15 mi) W of Sar Āb (Yamgān)
43 km (27 mi) SSW of Jurm (pop: 12,100)
71 km (44 mi) S of Fayzabad (pop: 44,400)
75 km (47 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100)
78 km (49 mi) E of Farkhār (Farkhar) (pop: 10,500)
110 km (68 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Tāluqān) (pop: 64,300)
260 km (161 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500)
385 km (239 mi) NNW of Rawalpindi (Pakistan) (pop: 1,743,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.0189 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanGFZ
M 5.0202 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanEMSC
M 5.1189 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanGeoAu
M 5.0202 km43km SSW of Jarm, AfghanistanUSGS
M 5.2190 kmHindu Kush Region, AfghanistanBMKG

User reports for this quake (19)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Contribute:
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own user report!
Toshkent / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kabul / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking
Islamabad, Pakistan / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Well i was sitting on the 3rd floor of a building in Islamabad, Pakistan and we were just swinging, i felt like a seesaw or like sitting on a boat. Well you know now a days i feel daily such quakes on the 3rd floor of this building.
Bagram Air Field / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : My first earthquake. Duration about 1 sec. The impression of a passing truck. Invisible to people standing on the ground.
Kabul, Afghanistan / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Lightly shook walls and computer monitors
Kabul / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Buildings shook (weakly), but nothing fell off shelves. Lasted for less thab 5 seconds.
263.9 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Toshkent (Uzbekistan, 553 km NW of epicenter) : A little shake (reported through EMSC)
Toshkent (Uzbekistan, 546 km NW of epicenter) : Узбекистан ,Ташкент ,8 этаж ощутимо было ,почувствовали туда и обратку (reported through EMSC)
Toshkent (Uzbekistan, 546 km NW of epicenter) : Особо не чувствовал. Ташкент. (reported through EMSC)
Jhelum (Pakistan, 486 km SE of epicenter) : little (reported through EMSC)
(Pakistan, 394 km SE of epicenter) : Not felt (reported through EMSC)
Islamabad (Pakistan, 379 km SE of epicenter) : Felt earthquake (reported through EMSC)
Islamabad (Pakistan, 378 km SE of epicenter) : Slightly shake short duration 20 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Islamabad (Pakistan, 378 km SE of epicenter) : No (reported through EMSC)
Kabul (Afghanistan, 256 km SW of epicenter) : Strong than the usual felling (reported through EMSC)
Kabul (Afghanistan, 256 km SW of epicenter) : What me up like from my nap (reported through EMSC)
Kabul (Afghanistan, 256 km SW of epicenter) : What is the number of earthquake (reported through EMSC)
(Afghanistan, 214 km SW of epicenter) : I felt the furniture shaking (reported through EMSC)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake 260 km northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, 9 October 10:44 UTC

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 03 Nov 2019 12:41 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    189.9 km (118 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Oct 2019 21:43 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    217.3 km (135 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Oct 2019 07:49 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    205.9 km (127.9 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Oct 2019 01:11 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    190 km (118.1 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 260 km northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, 9 October 2019 at 10:44 (GMT)

Map of earlier quakes

Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
 

More on VolcanoDiscovery

 
Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us!

Maintaining the website and our free apps is a time- and cost-intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support our team to develop further features and get the upgraded ad-free version, consider making a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).
Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive back to 1900
  • Additional data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.