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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Yamgān, 86 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, July 30, 1974 at 05:12 GMT

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Yamgān, 86 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, July 30, 1974 at 05:12 GMT Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Yamgān, 86 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, July 30, 1974 at 05:12 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 211 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jul 30, 1974 05:12:40 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 211.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.353°N / 70.763°E (Yamgān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.353°S / 109.237°W
Nearby towns and cities:
57 km (36 mi) S of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) ESE of Farkhār (Farkhar, Takhar) (pop: 10,500) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) S of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) WSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) ESE of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) ESE of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) E of Baghlan (Wilāyat-e Baghlān) (pop: 108,400) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.5211 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (22 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 16, 1975 21:51
47 years ago
3.8

202 km
Wurduj, 83 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 30, 1974 16:24
47 years ago
4.9

40 km
Jurm, 59 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 30, 1974 04:47
47 years ago
5.3

116 km
Khōst wa Firing, Baghlan, 78 km N of Bāzārak, Panjshir, AfghanistanMore
Dec 24, 1974 19:55
47 years ago
4.6

206 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 85 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Dec 10, 1974 01:41
47 years ago
5.5

204 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 90 km E of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Dec 8, 1974 03:56
47 years ago
4.3

226 km
Zebak, 88 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 1, 1974 00:09
47 years ago
4.6

210 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 80 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Nov 30, 1974 17:35
47 years ago
4.5

195 km
Yamgān, 75 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 19, 1974 02:37
48 years ago
3.9

171 km
Zebak, 97 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 17, 1974 22:09
48 years ago
4.4

211 km
Zebak, 93 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 3, 1974 11:11
48 years ago
5.0

198 km
Yamgān, 75 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 15, 1974 14:52
48 years ago
4.3

231 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 91 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Sep 13, 1974 02:08
48 years ago
4.5

212 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, 91 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 12, 1974 17:53
48 years ago
3.6

226 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 87 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Sep 5, 1974 18:33
48 years ago
5.6

173 km
Yamgān, 75 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 29, 1974 01:02
48 years ago
5.0

228 km
Zebak, 94 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 22, 1974 15:26
48 years ago
5.0

109 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, 113 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 13, 1974 04:27
48 years ago
4.7

155 km
Guz̄argāh-e Nūr, Baghlan, 58 km S of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Aug 9, 1974 18:04
48 years ago
4.6

139 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 91 km NE of Bāzārak, Panjshir, AfghanistanMore
Aug 7, 1974 21:08
48 years ago
4.8

144 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, 113 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 4, 1974 17:26
48 years ago
4.3

286 km
16 km N of Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, TajikistanMore
Jul 30, 1974 07:44
48 years ago
4.3

233 km
Warsaj, 77 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore

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