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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Zebak, 96 km southeast of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, May 2, 1981 at 16:04 GMT

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Zebak, 96 km southeast of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, May 2, 1981 at 16:04 GMT Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Zebak, 96 km southeast of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, May 2, 1981 at 16:04 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 229 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: May 2, 1981 16:04:55 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 228.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.355°N / 71.085°E (Zebak, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.355°S / 108.915°W
Nearby towns and cities:
54 km (34 mi) SW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SSE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SSE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) E of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) NNW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) E of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.3229 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Oct 12, 1981 12:14
41 years ago
4.4

107 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 208 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Sep 21, 1981 00:03
41 years ago
4.5

102 km
Chitrāl, 99 km NW of Thal, Dīr District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PakistanMore
Sep 12, 1981 16:55
41 years ago
4.1

176 km
23 km N of Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, TajikistanMore
Sep 1, 1981 06:26
41 years ago
4.6

92 km
Yamgān, 87 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 23, 1981 08:42
41 years ago
4.4

231 km
Zebak, 90 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 16, 1981 18:16
41 years ago
4.7

117 km
Zebak, 31 km S of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 15, 1981 20:51
41 years ago
4.3

200 km
Yamgān, 77 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 13, 1981 20:05
41 years ago
4.6

108 km
Zebak, 67 km SE of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 21, 1981 23:56
41 years ago
4.7

130 km
Zebak, 76 km SE of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 8, 1981 03:59
41 years ago
5.3

216 km
Yamgān, 82 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 7, 1981 13:56
41 years ago
4.6

209 km
Yamgān, 81 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore

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