Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Nahrīn, 27 km east of Baghlan, Baghlān-e Jadīd, Baghlan, Afghanistan, on Thursday, December 16, 1982 at 00:40 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Nahrīn, 27 km east of Baghlan, Baghlān-e Jadīd, Baghlan, Afghanistan, on Thursday, December 16, 1982 at 00:40 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 36 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Dec 16, 1982 00:40:48 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 36.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.148°N / 69.011°E (Nahrīn, Baghlan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.148°S / 110.989°W
Nearest volcano: Vakak (231 km / 144 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) NW of Nahrin (Nahrain) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) E of Baghlan (pop: 108,400) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) NE of Pul-e Khumrī (pop: 56,400) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) S of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SW of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) E of Aībak (Samangan) (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) NNW of Bāzārak (Panjshir) (pop: 65,000) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) ESE of Khulm (Balkh) (pop: 64,900) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) N of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) ESE of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.636 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes)

  • 10 May 1983 19:05 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    218.3 km (135.6 mi) depth
    |
    107 km (66 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Apr 1983 06:13 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Apr 1983 09:11 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    34.4 km (21.4 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Apr 1983 04:09 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    48.8 km (30.3 mi) depth
    |
    103 km (64 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Mar 1983 05:38 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Feb 1983 08:22 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    92 km (57 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Feb 1983 04:39 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    102 km (63 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Feb 1983 01:52 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    73 km (45.4 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jan 1983 19:08 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    219.6 km (136.5 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (64 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jan 1983 03:02 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Dec 1982 23:42 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Dec 1982 08:14 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    83.2 km (51.7 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Dec 1982 17:10 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Dec 1982 21:01 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Dec 1982 05:27 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    36.4 km (22.6 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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